OK. So I know that when most people say their major is "premed," they actually mean that they're majoring in some science discipline and they intend to apply to med school. Why is that necessary to mention? For example, if you're a Lit major and you intend to teach at the college level, when people ask you what your major is, you say Lit. You don't say, "I'm a pre-professor." They're asking you what your major is--not what your career plans are. I mean, do students ever say their major is pre-pharm, pre-dental, pre-nursing, etc? I've never heard of it. I realize that some schools actually made a premed major but that doesn't make any sense for two reasons: 1. If the major is pre-medicine, what is the focus or their classes/studies? Is it the study of being a premed? For example, if you're a bio major, you study biology. If you're a premed major, do you take classes on the MCAT, AMCAS, personal statements, interviewing, etc? The major would only make sense if you studied courses that would help you once you're in med school but I doubt schools offer classes like pharmacology, pathology, etc at the undergrad level. 2. What use is your major if you graduate and can't get into med school? Are you limited to a profession that requires any bachelor's degree (basically a lower paying job)? I'm going to make a point about how ridiculous it is to say you're a premed when someone asks your major by saying "I'm pre-surgery" the next time someone asks me what my major is. Why not go a step further and tell them exactly what you intend to do in your career when asked what your major is. Some other ridiculous ones: "Pre-pro athlete." "Pre-CEO" "Pre-newscaster" "Pre-Senator" "Pre-organized crime boss"