While there is no prescribed major for admission into medical school, it is imperative that students complete all required courses for admission. Medical schools vary in their requirements, and it is important for you to learn what coursework the schools that interest you want. Choose your major according to your strengths, interest and alternative career choices.
There are some excellent summer programs for future doctors. Students may consider attending these programs between their junior and senior years.
Minimally, a student should complete these courses at WCU for many medical schools:
Mathematics requirements vary among medical schools, with many requiring statistics
Additional coursework in Psychology, Sociology, Anatomy/Physiology, and Biology and Chemistry including Biochemistry is highly recommended in preparing for the MCAT.
Many majors require a "second major" or a "minor" or an "approved program". An "approved program" that includes the prerequisite coursework indicated above can be added to your degree requirements. Requests must be made to your major department.
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