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What do you do with a "pre-med" major

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Hi SDNers,

I was just curious if anyone knew what one does that is special as a pre-med major that a biology or chemistry major does not do.

I would think that it would be difficult to get a job with that major outside of the medical field.
 

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DoctorNick83 said:
Hi SDNers,

I was just curious if anyone knew what one does that is special as a pre-med major that a biology or chemistry major does not do.

I would think that it would be difficult to get a job with that major outside of the medical field.

You answered it in your own post.
That is also why most universities do not offer "pre-med" majors, because there really isn't anything particularly medical related that you can't take with another major, and also, there is absolutely no use for it outside of the medical field.
 

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DoctorNick83 said:
Hi SDNers,

I was just curious if anyone knew what one does that is special as a pre-med major that a biology or chemistry major does not do.

I would think that it would be difficult to get a job with that major outside of the medical field.

There's no such thing as a pre-med major, except for very few schools that have special "pre-professional" majors. I think Penn State and Notre Dame have these, but I don't know of any others. As you said, such degrees are basically worthless if you don't end up going to professional school.
 
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It's a major that prepares you for medical school. From what I have heard it just basically consists of electives that you get to choose from. It's a dangerous major IMO if you struggle with it.
 

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As long as you intend to apply to medical school and you take the required courses for med school admission (generally 2 semesters of bio, g-chem, o-chem, english, math, etc.) you are a "pre-med". Pre-med is not a major, it's an intended path of graduate study. You can major in whatever you want and still be a pre-med student as long as you include those required classes in your study.
 
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