KaitlynMendez SAID:

I want to study to be a plastic surgeon what do you suggest majoring in?

  • http://www.faboverfifty.com/women/members/dr-elizabeth-morgan/ DrElizabethMorgan

    To be accepted to a US medical school today, a college major in a hard science (biology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry, etc) is almost essential. An honors degree is the norm. DO schools tend to have easier acceptance criteria. Off-shore Caribbean schools are often the only option for college graduates without an honors science degree.
    To be accepted to a plastic surgery residency after medical school, at the moment, the standards are very demanding with an average USMLE Step 1 score of 260 and several scientific research publications.

    All fields of medicine are fascinating. Family Medicine, long neglected, is now in exceptionally high demand and has less demanding acceptance standards – at the moment.
    Best Wishes!

  • http://www.faboverfifty.com/women/members/dr-michael-hueneke/ DrMichaelHueneke

    It used to be science (biology, chemistry, etc) Now pretty much anything, but science classes help you in medical school. Business is nice because no one teaches you that.

  • http://www.faboverfifty.com/women/members/dr-robert-buchanan/ DrRobertBuchanan

    Fortunately, you can major in anything you wish. You need only basic science, biology and anatomy. However, if I could go back, I would major in business management.