I explore which pre-med major has the highest acceptance rates and MCAT scores.
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Got a question that made me frustrated, I’m a molecular bio PhD and I’m preparing for med school,but my premed course hours cannot meet the requirements( Chinese college, course settings are totally different from that in North America). What should I do ?
My son is doing his BSc. 3rd year in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. He has taken the following courses on top of his own degree requirements.
- First year biology lab
- Second general chemistry
- Second physics course
This semester, he is taking organic chemistry, a first year chemistry lab and a second English course. He is doing this because he thought he needed to take these courses for medical school admissions but is now very overwhelmed as they have been hurting his GPA.
Please advise if these additional courses are necessary for his admission.
I will greatly appreciate your help.
I would be looking at a major in microbiology/immunology or neuroscience. Maybe a double major if I am feeling adventurous or want a divorce (jk) 😂
With potential minors in Bioethics, Food Science, Neuroscience and/or a couple others I don't remember off hand.
I want to major in either bio chemistry or neuroscience I’m already taking kinesiology along with A&P in high school right now so I’m not sure which one is more beneficial to me especially when finding a job to support me through medical school.
This video is just going to perpetuate the idea that you should major in biology to get into medical school. A lot of students who want to get into medical school think they should major in biology. I would say that most students who major in biology want to go to medical school, but the statistics seem to show that every year only about 10k biology majors get accepted into medical school. That is a low number. There are over 100k graduates with biology degrees each year. If only 10k of them matriculate into medical school that means the rest of them are still in school or competing for low paying lab tech jobs.
Don't major in humanities because you have to do an extra two years of school to complete the pre-requisites. These majors are completely worthless in medicine. Stick to biology, biochem, histology, nutrition....; these are very useful in medicine.
I agree. Pick a major you like. Of course, bio is the most common. That is because the major includes nearly every prerequisite course.
I am a dentist, a professor at a dental school. My major was Art History. That made my application stand out.
Hey, Im a comp sci major and Im going into my third year of comp sci and im pretty good at it ,but i'm heavily motivated to do pre-med because of some personal issues. Im thinking of just taking the pre req classes and taking the SAT whilst still in college and MCAT after while I work for a job relating to computer science and then applying to Med- School. I really do not know if I should follow this route. I am just worried on not getting accepted in Medical School because of not so high GPA and test scores. And also its really expensive and I don't think my parents could pay for it.
It looks like acceptance rates and MCAT scores represent how much of an option the individuals have in their careers. For those in bio and spec, they might have felt obliged to apply to a med school because they probably had started out as pre-meds. People from other majors may decide to pursue a medical career if and only if they do well in MCAT. Probably all those math graduates who didn't do well in MCAT didn't even apply.
For anyone who just roaming and doesn't know how to get into med school : 1.) Get a bachelors in ANY major ya feel like (music, sciences, arts, etc) please enjoy it BTW :)
2.) School should offer something for pre med to get to medical school and prepare you for MCAT (basically ACT for medical schools to look at) then take MCAT
3.) Boom you ready to apply
4.) Good luck everybody :)
Since you offer such a detailed account of empirical data, I believe that you would have fun in statistics. In fact, based upon your knowledge and research, I would also guess that you probably would have already fullfilled your math requirement.
However, it might be somewhat erraneous to think like since freshman and sophomores can obtain this information just as easily as you have; however, freshman still are probably getting themselves aquainted with their surroundings. Therefore, my reasoning is somewhat flawed since it's based on assumptions rather than empirical data. Yet, I wouldn't be surprised if my assertion was correct, since it is evident to me that you probably have the skills, knowledge, and mannerisms attributable to a successful college student, which you have thusly shown by the way you present your discourse on this subject by offering empirical data and analyzing it. In every day discourse, the general population does not engage in this matter, which i have observed through my own personal daily ethnographic ways of learning how society works around me. And thusly, some incoming freshman probably are unable to present an argument the way you did, avoiding all instances of non-scientific assertions, opinion, and non-credible sources. There's nothing wrong with opinionated writing! However, when people present arguments with just opinion, then their argument becomes more " Feely-toucjy" blog style rather than academic discourse. Since I believe you have already obtained these skills, I believe you already have completed your basic general education.
Secondly, that's why I also think you would also like taking statistics, if you haven't taken it already. Science + statistics = empirical. Empirical + humanities + GE = well rounded student.
I'm a drama major. However, I'm taking precalculus trigonometry just to be a well rounded student. A seperate trigonometry course may be hard to find in college. However, at my community college , it is called Precalculus II rather than Trig even though Precalculus II only covers trig. When colleges lump everything into 1 quarter, such as the University of Washington, then students mat not be able to grasp all concepts in 10 weeks! But when trig is taught the way we do it, then any college student like me can climb the ladder from elementary algebra.
P.S A lot of students nay not know what College Algebra or Precalculus is. You might consider doing a video for this to clarify this information for future students.
College Algebra also known as Precalculus 1 (at my school) or Math for Business and Social Sciences, which is a college algebra coursed aimed at business and social sciences. If there is a prerequisite of precalculus or college algebra, then it's a calculus course instead.
It covers Transformations, a review of functions and domain/range, a continuation of some toolbox functions square root of X, x^2, x^3, 1/x^2. It also covers optimization parabolic word problems and reviews parabola transformations as well. It also includes graphs of iverses as well as what a composition is and how to decompose a function. It also includes an algebraic intro to rates of change. That's what college algebra is. While intermediate algebra introduces parabolas, it does not get into transformations nor does it touch on the value of e or e^x. Nor does it cover radioactive decay. That's all college algebra..
Intermediate algebra is the study of rational expressions, square roots, work word problems, quadratic equation, vertex form, formulas, distance formula, and 2 variable equations.
What's precalculus and how does it differ from Math for Social science and business majors? Bottom line: specific business and science applications of algebra that does not teach trigonometry. Precalculus: college algebra AND trig including polar coordinates, intro to vectors, and parametric equations. Unlike high school precalculus, intro to limits are generally NOT COVERED due to time constaints on a quarter system and is up to the teacher and thusly is reserved for Calc 1. Conic sections may or may not be covered in a precalculus course. In Washington state, conic sections are generally skipped in a community college precalculus course. But there are no guarantees if your college professor will teach Conic sections in a precalculus course. In California, conic sections and mathematical induction is included in Precalculus. In Washington state, mathematical induction may or may not be covered in precalculus. At my community college, precalculus II is just trigonometry. At Seattle community colleges, it covers induction but still no conic sections. I have asked my teacher about comic sections and summation, and I was told that calculus sections will review that material and generally is not reserved for precalculus. So that's how college precalculus can be different from high school. High school has a full year to cover everything,, whereas most colleges teach it in 10 weeks, 2 quarters broken up, or a 16 week semester.
I totally went off topic!
Results skewed more ppl in bio want to be med students from the beginning so despite them being lower overall that’s due to people who are not competent enough for the mcat trying to apply despite not having the best grades
This is very interesting because, back-in-the-day, they made it seem like the people that excelled in the humanities and social sciences weren't logically-minded thinkers. Now that they have changed the model for how math is taught in many schools (Common Core, more conceptual - seems to benefit "humanities and social science people" the most.
I read that the highest acceptance rate is actually dance majors. Obviously there aren't many of those applying though. It is a mentally and physically demanding major that shows dedication I guess. Early morning and long days as well.
I'm a premed and my major is biochemistry. On a serious note, I got scared when I saw that 50% of people in med school were in biological sciences but then the acceptance rate for each made me feel a lot better. Thanks!
3:40 Well humanity sciences may have the highest acceptance rate, but look how much more people majored in biology. Then seeing that nearly 40% of the majors of biology were accepted makes it clear that most people accepted still majored in biology.
I was going to same thing as well. They have a higher acceptance rate because there are a fewer amount of applicants that get accepted overall. BUT, they do score higher than bio majors. And that is something that is universal for all majors: MCAT score.
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