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Wanna Go To Med School? Forget Science. Major in Liberal Arts.

Most parents–and their high school aged kids–assume that in order to go to medical school, one must major in the sciences as an undergradaute.


I tell people all the time that medical schools want interesting, educated, creative human beings. A philosophy major will do just as well, as long as one takes the basic requisites in the sciences (including the dreaded organic chemistry).

Wrong again. Turns out that organic chemistry might even be optional.

An article in the New York Times indicates that at least one medical school (Mount Sinai in New York City) will admit some students who haven’t take any sciences at all!

Perhaps this is a trend.

Philosophy, anyone?

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