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Best major for dermatology

Hi! I'm a rising senior and don't know what major I should go into to become a dermatologist. I know biology/chemistry are options that many people choose but are there other majors that I should also be aware of?

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23 days ago

I wasn't sure myself, so I used Ivy assistant:

To become a dermatologist, you'll need to complete a bachelor's degree, medical school, and a dermatology residency. Let's start with your undergraduate major options.

While there is no specific major required for aspiring dermatologists, most students choose a major in a science-related field to fulfill medical school prerequisites and build a strong foundation for their future studies. Some common majors for future dermatologists include:

Biology: This major will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of living organisms and their processes, which is essential for medical professionals.

Chemistry: As dermatologists often work with medications and chemical treatments, a strong background in chemistry can be helpful.

Biochemistry: This major combines biology and chemistry, focusing on the chemical processes within living organisms.

Biomedical Sciences: This major covers various aspects of human health, including anatomy, physiology, and microbiology, which can be helpful for aspiring dermatologists.

Neuroscience: Dermatology involves the study of the skin, which has complex connections with the nervous system. A background in neuroscience can be beneficial.

Ultimately, the most important thing is to choose a major that interests you and allows you to complete the necessary prerequisites for medical school. Remember, you can always take additional courses that relate to dermatology to further prepare yourself for a career in this field."

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