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Choosing a Major to Become an Anesthesiologist

Hey everyone! Lately, I've been thinking about pursuing a career as an anesthesiologist. Can someone tell me which major would best prepare me for that? Thanks in advance!

6 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're considering a career as an anesthesiologist. To become an anesthesiologist, you'll need to attend medical school after completing your undergraduate degree. While there isn't a specific major required for medical school, you should consider pursuing a major that prepares you for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and equips you with a strong foundation in the sciences.

Most pre-med students choose majors like biology, chemistry, or biochemistry because these subjects cover many of the prerequisites for medical school, as well as topics that you'll encounter during your medical studies. However, you're not limited to these majors; you can choose any major as long as you complete the prerequisite courses for medical school and maintain a competitive GPA.

Remember that medical schools value well-rounded students, so it's not just about your major. Gaining experience through relevant extracurricular activities, volunteering, or shadowing medical professionals, especially anesthesiologists, can also help demonstrate your commitment to the field. Best of luck on your journey to becoming an anesthesiologist!

6 months ago

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