tech school before med school???

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by lsu1000, Apr 25, 2002.

  1. lsu1000

    lsu1000 Member

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    Does anyone have any experiance/insight with a possible certification in a tech program ie phlebotomy or med assistant before applying to med school. Will this help your chances in med school later?
     
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  3. johnM

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    of course, any experience in medicine will only help you in the process and help you decide if becoming a doctor is really what you want to do. but if you are trying to choose a major that will look good to an admissions committee, don't bother. Just major in what you are interested in, take the pre-req's and keep a solid gpa. i have seen statistics (sorry, no link) that show that people who have degrees in med tech and nursing fields do worse on the MCAT and the humanities majors tend to do the best, probably because they are better analytical readers (with science majors in the middle).
     

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