1. SDN Mobile is now free on iTunes and on the Google Play Store. Enjoy!
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

Interview Feedback: Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Interviewing Masterclass: Free masterclass on interviewing from SDN and Medical College of Georgia

Opinions on changing majors!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by smuwillobrien, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. smuwillobrien

    smuwillobrien Senior Member
    15+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2003
    Messages:
    846
    Likes Received:
    3
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    I was just wondering if any of you know Computer Science and Mathematics majors who have successfully gotten into medical school? I've decided that the reason I keep asking whether I should major in Biology and Chemistry is really because I don't want to major in either. I've decided to finish my premedical prerequisites and start a completely new program. Here is how next year *could* look:

    Ant 202.1 Introduction to Ethnology and Social Anthropology
    Ant 271.1 Introduction to Archaeology
    Che 344.1 Organic Chemistry I
    Che 346.1 Organic Chemistry II
    Mat 310.1 Intermediate Calculus I
    Mat 311.1 Intermediate Calculus II
    Mat 320.1 Linear Algebra I
    Mat 321.1 Linear Algebra II
    Csc 226.1 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
    Csc 227.1 Intermediate Programming and Problem Solving

    Any comments related to a Mathematics and Computer Science major, these courses, etc... would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  2. Catalyst

    Catalyst Enjoying Life
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2002
    Messages:
    604
    Likes Received:
    1
    If you feel you can do well in them (i.e. pull a 3.7 with those courses), then go for it
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. phatmonky

    phatmonky www.helpjacqui.com
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2004
    Messages:
    2,597
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Medical Student
    I'm going for a BBA while completing my pre med reqs. Everyone has always told me that you should take what you would take even if you had no intention of going to med school. So, that's what i'm doing. :) Hope it doesn't bite me in the ass later.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. rgporter

    rgporter Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2003
    Messages:
    920
    Likes Received:
    1
    I love computer science, wish I had done CS instead of biology. I went back after graduation and took 2 years of CS classes. It was awesome but it was more difficult than bio by orders of magnitude.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. BubbleBobble

    BubbleBobble Where's the "any" key?
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'm graduating with CS and Neurobiology, and I'm heading to med school next year, so it's definitely possible. If you don't want to major in bio/chem, then don't!

    The only thing to look out for is that CS courses are extremely time-consuming, and it's likely that your other grades will suffer because you have to spend so much time programming/debugging/beating your head against the wall.

    Having finished though, I think that CS is much better preparation for medical school than bio or chem. Why? CS teaches you how to approach problems and how to think through possibilities to find solutions. Math is a little different in nature, since you learn more about abstraction than constrained problem solving, but it's good too.

    As for your possible schedule, it sounds doable. Go for it! :thumbup:
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page