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Primary application (put double major?)

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by moto_za, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. moto_za

    moto_za Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    I am planning on applying to med school this year and have been registered for two majors since my freshman year. I have been mostly been keeping up with only one of them. I talked to an advisor at school and he said to just mention both majors in my primary even though I am not sure or will not be completing both. Should I list both or just one in this case? I am thinking if I dont get into med school the first time I will complete both, but if I do I will just focus on one major. Any thoughts/advice will be greatly appreciated? thanks
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  3. moto_za

    moto_za Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    anyone please?
  4. mr burrito

    mr burrito SOCMOB 2+ Year Member

    Sep 16, 2006
    i really dont think a double major does much, but might as well put it down.
  5. moto_za

    moto_za Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    sounds good, thank you
  6. estairella

    estairella Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 7, 2006
    I am in a very similar situation. I plan to put down only 1 major (might be able to pull off the minor in another) when I apply this cycle, because then I will be able to say I can graduate with a Bachelor's before matriculation into medical school.

    If I don't get in then the next cycle I will say I will complete a double major. The reason is that I don't want to be viewed upon negatively because I won't have a Bachelor's degree by the time I matriculate with both majors (since I will need to take an extra year to complete 4th year reqs for the 2nd one). I also don't plan on lying and suggesting I could complete both in this year (esp. since I'll be applying to my own university, and they'll like... know. :laugh: )
  7. moto_za

    moto_za Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    your case is similiar to mine and i think it just might hurt to say two if I dont actually complete them
  8. baylormed

    baylormed On the Search 5+ Year Member

    Dec 4, 2005
    Right behind you
    Actually, don't put anything down that you are not certain you will complete.

    When you get your acceptance letters, almost 100% of them will read:

    "Your acceptance is contigent upon the satisfactory completion of your academic program (as stated on your application)."

    So if you say you were majoring in Business, Biology, Greek and Russian Literature, you better have a diploma that reads all four. Don't shoot yourself in the foot for that.
  9. Droopy Snoopy

    Droopy Snoopy 7+ Year Member

    Apr 3, 2006
    The Alamo
  10. eternalrage

    eternalrage Even Kal has bad days... 10+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    Yeah, safer to put down one. If you end up completing two before the end of the cycle, or at least decide to, you can always send update letters.
  11. Dooooom

    Dooooom Member 5+ Year Member

    Feb 14, 2006
    put one down unless you are 50% sure you are gonna finish the 2nd one then put the 2nd down also.

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