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US History Minor

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by relentless11, Apr 28, 2001.

  1. relentless11

    relentless11 Going broke and loving it Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Mar 30, 2001
    Hi Everyone, i'm wondering if anyone knows if it would be beneficial to have a minor in US History. I've always enjoyed US History. I'm currently a Biochemistry Major, and i am considering to add in that History minor. Only need to take about 5 classes(4 units each).

    Ofcourse i mean beneficial as in applying to medical school=).
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  3. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
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    Beneficial? No.

    Hurtful? No.

    Your major or minor makes NO difference at all in medical school admissions as long as you take the required courses. If you are really interested in US History, please take the additional courses in it, because it will a long time before you will have the chance again to take something for "fun".

    Penn State University
    Department of Surgery
  4. wingy

    wingy Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 27, 2000
    If you really enjoy it, go for it!!
  5. Dr.No

    Dr.No Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Kimberli Cox and wingy are both right, major in something that your going to enjoy studying. I wish I would have majored in Music which is something i was going to do but didnt because I thought the adcom would look down on a music major.
  6. relentless11

    relentless11 Going broke and loving it Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Mar 30, 2001
    I really do want to take it, i think for right now though, i'm gonna weigh the work load. I got lots of stuff planned for next quarter. One big assault before applying ya know.

    Thanks for the input, so far i think i'll do it eventually, before i graduate :)
  7. Peregrin

    Peregrin Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2000
    Just to add another 2 cents. I majored in music and had a terrific time. When I interviewed I received a great deal of extra attention (how many classically trained musicians actually apply anyway?) and my faculty interviewer thought that it only strengthend my application.

    You do not have to look like every other rat to win the race, in fact the opposite may be true.

    Study what you like. I feel for the many students who spend their entire education doing science science science. Don't get me wrong, it's my favorite subject, but as a doc, I'll never have time to do something else, so I'm glad I did it then.
  8. moo

    moo 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 4, 2000
    Just remember, a lot of people major in that and minor in that just for a little designation on their transcript. If you are missing a couple classes for that designation, and it'll take you one more semester to do it, I wouldn't go for it. I've realized now that it's the classes you take that matter, not necessarily what's on your transcript.
  9. ckent

    ckent Banned Banned

    Jul 31, 2000
    I was kind of annoyed because the AMCAS (when I filled it out) has no place to put in a minor so you don't really get credit for it. You can put it in some secondaries though or mention it at yoru interview if it comes up. But I agree with the previous posts, always just take things because you are interested in learning about them, you will do the best in those classes.

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