As medical technology advances, people are living longer which means we need more Physician and Specialist, Nurses and other Health Professionals
Pre-medical often referred to as pre-med is an educational track that undergraduate students in the United States and Canada and the United Kingdom pursue prior to becoming medical students It involves activities that prepare a student for medical schools, such as pre-med coursework, volunteer activities, clinical experience, research, and the application process.
Pre-medicine Description: A program that prepares individuals for admission to a professional program in medicine, osteopathic medicine, or podiatric medicine.
The required and elective courses you would take for Pre-Medicine Pre-medical Studies majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.
It may surprise you to learn that yes, medical schools typically require one year each of biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, general physics, and English, but majoring in science isn’t necessarily required or encouraged by many medical schools.
Because students have to fulfil the science requirements, many ends up studying science as their primary major. Although as we explored above, the liberal arts route can be an attractive way to get a comprehensive understanding of all subjects, while fulfilling requirements. It’s really up to you!
Here are four popular pre-med majors:
Biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations
Chemistry program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behaviour of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena
Physics that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behaviour of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.
4. Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing the breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs
All of the above are good majors for medical school– there isn’t a definite “right track” for getting into a good program. As long as you meet the course requirements and complete the MCAT, admissions staff are generally looking for well-rounded individuals who demonstrate a passion for medicine.