Like everyone said, just get good grades. Or something you really like. Nothing in undergraduate will help you particularly 9 years from now when you start as a CA psychiatrist.what did you major in in college to become a C&A psychiatrist or psychiatrist? Which major is best to major in?
Yeah, probably still best to take all the formal prereqs at a four-year institution, but the more distributional requirements you can grind out at a CC prior to transfer to that four year institution, the better.Can I just add, that since it doesn't matter what you major in, that you also give strong consideration to anything you can do to reduce, limit, or eliminate the amount of debt that you incur in this undergraduate period? A public university will prepare you for the MCAT just as effectively--and it makes NO sense to begin med school already saddled with a six-figure educational debt.
I have to disagree with this well intentioned but essentially false advice, no matter how logical it appears to be to people who have not been to medical school.I did bachelor of science in psychology. We had two tracks - BA or BS. With the science one, I was required to take 2 semesters of bio and 2 semesters of chem which was nice because I had to take those anyway as pre-reqs. I would actually recommend this for anyone who is pre med and interested in psych.
Also, be sure to take as many bio classes as you can before medical school. It will help you learn how to handle that type/larger amount of information and will prepare you for medical school. Do not fall for the classic advice of "don't worry, you will learn it in med school". Learn as much as you can before med school so that you can recall and learn it better in med school which will help to get better class rank and better board scores.
I would recommend these courses:
Biochem (at least 1 semester)
Anatomy (absolutely take it)
Physiology (did not take this, but wish I had)
Cell bio/molecular bio
Embryology (embryo is confusing, definitely recommend)
Pharmacology (if your school offers it)
This is true. I more or less already thought like a shrink before switching to psychology as my major; it's self-selective to either those with an inherent interest in the field or blonde sorority girls without any better ideas for a major.Embryology, advance biochemistry, and anatomy in addition to the pre-med stuff does help lighten the load of an MS-1, but these can be taken within any major. Some of our psychology faculty has said that we should prefer psychology BS applicants because they do better in therapy training. I highly doubt this is because of their undergraduate education, but largely due to the inherent interest in learning about therapy among psychology majors.
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