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Psychology vs. Human Services major?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by mdmdt, Aug 13, 2008.

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  1. mdmdt

    mdmdt 2+ Year Member

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    This spring I got into a pretty selective 'human services' (social work) program but I'm now thinking about switching to psychology since I have a lot of the required courses done and it will let me focus on my pre-med stuff. I'd really appreciate any input you guys might have to offer... :D

    Human Services

    Pros: Interesting program, small classes, cool internships, would look interesting/unique on application(?)
    Cons: Financial and time cost of staying in college another couple quarters, internships would be time-consuming and difficult to make relevant to medicine, run the risk of overextending myself

    Psychology

    Pros: Finish sooner, have more time to focus on getting A's in BCPM courses, pretty cool classes, research opportunities, BCPM classes fulfill requirements
    Cons: Pretty run-of-the-mill major, mostly big lecture classes, not very much direct interaction w/ public

    Thoughts?
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2008
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  3. mdmdt

    mdmdt 2+ Year Member

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    Don't everyone rush in at once :rolleyes:
     
  4. yowhatup

    yowhatup Banned

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    if u have time and think u can do well in the required courses needed for admission to med school, then do a human services major as it is more differenet and interesting than a psychology major.. a lot of premeds are psychology majors but few premeds are human services major.. it adds diversity to your med school application
     
  5. mdmdt

    mdmdt 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks. Anyone else..?
     

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