What is a good pre-med path for undergrad other than biological sciences?

the shretiology

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Hi, I want to go into pre-med at my university and was going through biological sciences, but I want something that will set me apart from the other applicants in med school. Does anyone know what medical schools may be looking for in a future M.D.? I heard somewhere that humanities is something that is helpful. Any thoughts?
 

NightWindDriftr

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Major in something you like. As long as you hit all the prereqs, it doesn't matter a whole lot. Taking upper division bios looks nice regardless of major. I think you'll have stronger opportunities to set yourself apart outside the classroom through extracurriculars.
 

Beandog

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Major in something you like. As long as you hit all the prereqs, it doesn't matter a whole lot. Taking upper division bios looks nice regardless of major. I think you'll have stronger opportunities to set yourself apart outside the classroom through extracurriculars.
This right here.
Getting all your prereqs with good grades and solid MCAT will mean a whole lot more than whatever your major is.. Choose something you like.
 

Goro

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Major in whatever you like the most, and do well. That's what sets you apart.

We like displays of altruism and humanism too.

Hi, I want to go into pre-med at my university and was going through biological sciences, but I want something that will set me apart from the other applicants in med school. Does anyone know what medical schools may be looking for in a future M.D.? I heard somewhere that humanities is something that is helpful. Any thoughts?