GETTING INTO MEDICAL SCHOOL
Congratulations on your acceptance to college! With this acceptance comes great responsibilities. Soon enough you will be asked, “WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO MAJOR IN ?!” I was asked by my father on day one as I was unpacking in my dorm. I reflexively said Biology or Biomedical Engineering…tales of a Nigerian household.
Do not be reflexive when it come to your major! Choosing a major such as Biology or any subject pertaining to science will certainly get your feet wet; but this does not prepare you for medical school!
MYTH #1: Majoring in a SCIENCE field in college will prepare you for medical school.
I encourage you to break this mold. Choose a major unrelated to science- be unique! After all you will be a scientist for the rest of your life – yes, LIFE! However, if you do intend on majoring in a science subject, you must EXCEL!
Below are the prerequisite needed to apply for medical school.. you are not OBLIGATED to major in them.
BIOLOGY 1,2 ( 8-CR),
CHEMISTRY 1,2 ( 8-CR)
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1,2 ( 8-CR)
PHYSICS 1,2( 8-CR)
(LABS INCLUDED FOR THE ABOVE)
ENGLISH , BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, POLITICAL SCIENCE, HISTORY (24CR)
CALCULUS /STATISTICS ( 6-8CR)
Your goal is to excel in every course regardless of your major! There will be challenges, self-doubt and failures along this journey. I encourage you remain steadfast and stay true to your vision!
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