3 months ago
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If I want to become a dermatologist, neurologist, or obgyn, what major should I focus in?

I am just very confused on what to major in if I want to be one of these doctors some day.

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@graciebgirl3 months ago

Edit: Hey! I did a little Googling and these are websites that actually tell you step-by-step what you need to do and a bunch of other stuff like salaries, job and workplace details, recommended colleges, etc. I think this might help a little more than last edit :P

- Derma: https://www.innerbody.com/careers-in-health/how-to-become-a-dermatologist.html

- Neuro: https://www.careerexplorer.com/careers/neurologist/how-to-become/

- OB/GYN: https://www.innerbody.com/careers-in-health/how-to-become-an

[🎤 AUTHOR]@Neurologistinthemaking3 months ago

wow! this is great, thank you so much :)

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3 months ago[edited]

Biology is probably where I'd start. You're going to have to go to med school though if you want to be any sort of doctor. Look into what it takes education-wise to become each of those and go from there. Hope this helps, good luck!

3 months ago

I am also planning on going to med school too! I am planning on majoring in biology because it is what I am really interested in but honestly, I think that you can a major in anything for medical school. A science major will probably make it the easiest to get all the pre-requisite classes done for medical school. One thing to keep in mind when choosing your major ID that if you change your mind and decide not to go to medical school, some science majors will be a lot more useful than others. Chemistry and biochemistry usually have better employment rates than just biology. Overall, if you're confident you want to go to medical school, choose a major that is the most interesting to you. Hope this helps!

3 months ago

The most important things to getting into med school are a) high GPA in undergrad and b) high MCAT

In order to prepare for the MCAT, you should major in a science related field. To keep a high GPA, you should major in a not too difficult major.

Most times, premed majors don’t have a specific field they would like to work in. Even the ones that do usually change their mind. My best advice is to major in Biology, which is one of the easier science majors, and to try and get internships/shadowing opportunities in each of the fields before you try and limit yourself to one.

Other science majors include Chemistry, Physics, Biochem, and more. Biology is the easiest and applies to the three fields you chose, so that would be my recommendation.

Hope this helps!

3 months ago

Most people would encourage you to major in something related to STEM, i.e. biology, chemistry, physics, and more. But it doesn't matter what you major in, as long as you take the required courses you need to for medical schools. Many colleges have stated that majoring in a science does not give and advantage over someone who didn't, so major in something that you enjoy. If science is something you like, go for it!


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