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09-12-2015, 08:18 PM
I am a pre-med student, I am on my second year of undergraduate and I am a biology major. Lately I noticed that most of the people at my college that want to go into med school are studying biology because is the easiest one (so I have been told). Now, I don't really want to be like everybody else, I want to stand out in my med application. I have been looking at some majors and I saw one in Chemistry with concentration in Forensics. I would really love this major considering that I want to be a forensic pathologist. My question is, will this major give me the preparation necessary for the MCAT? How will this influence my application for med school?
Thank you in advance.

09-13-2015, 12:12 AM
I suggest getting a degree that not only has the power to get you into medical school but also the power to put food on the table when all else goes to crap!

09-13-2015, 02:34 AM
As long as you take the pre-med pre-reqs, it does not matter one whit what your major was. If you dig forensics, certainly go ahead and major in it... it will at least give you something interesting to talk about in medical school interviews.

FWIW, I did my bachelor's degree in German Language and Literature. (Which helps, now that I work in Switzerland, but I didn't even think that would be an option back in the day.)

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