Can I Go to Medical School with a Psychology Major?

Question by Lizzie: Can I Go to Medical School with a Psychology Major?
I am a junior in college. I have a 3.7 GPA and am majoring in psychology. I was planning on going to grad school for psychology but now I am thinking of possibly med school.

However, I have some potential problems. I have never taken any science or math classes. Could I start now?

How hard is it to get into med school?

Best answer:

Answer by D
Yess you should def. start as soon as possible! Since your GPA is high you should be fine as long as you work hard at your math and science courses. Definitely check out amsa.org for more information!

Good luck!

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  1. J said,

    Wrote on November 15, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

    I agree that you should complete your degree and then do a post-bacc program and here’s why: In post-bacc programs you don’t have to carry a full credit load and you can focus just on the pre-req courses, which should enable you to maintain a high GPA. You’re going to need a high GPA in the pre-reqs to offset your current 3.7 GPA. While a 3.7 GPA is decent, you’ve earned it in a Major which is known for being the easiest (as in least academically challenging). Admission committees are looking for applicants who have demonstrated the ability to handle the rigorous medical school curriculum, so if you score high in the pre-reqs that will demonstrate your abilities. However, if you score in the mid 3.0 range, you should consider repeating the course. The better you do in the pre-reqs, the better your MCAT score should be and the three areas that admission committees evaluate first are your overall GPA, your GPA in the pre-reqs and the MCAT scores.

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