There are prerequisite courses required for every medical school that you will be taking in conjunction with your degree and university graduation requirements. However, being pre-med isn’t just about taking the right courses. Pre-med students must also gain the necessary experience that each medical school looks for. This includes extra-curricular activities, shadowing physicians and/or other health care professionals, and preparing for and taking the MCAT. There is no specific major that all pre-med students must have. Many pre-med students choose to major in biology, but medical schools only care that you do well in your major and in your pre-med coursework. Think about what interests you and what might be a good alternative option to medical school should your plans change.
Types of Medical Practice
There are three different types of medical practice to consider: