Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Theyellowfellow, Sep 5, 2015.
Is there such thing as medical or pre med majors at The air force academy?
At summer seminar this year I had a conversation with the Lt. Colonel in charge of the Med school process. Because of the extensive core curriculum of USAFA you can major in just about anything and then use your electives to take the remaining couple of science courses necessary. There is a biology major that you can kind of pick a few classes to focus more on human biology. It is extraordinarily difficult to go to Med school after the academy and will only get harder with the new MCAT. So make sure being an officer is your first goal and a doctor is second.
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Yellow, please do not make this tired old fencersmother do your work for you.
Fence -- you should refer him to Scout Pilot for advice . . .
In colleges, including the SAs, there is not a pre-med major, it is a track. So you can be a music major on the pre-med track and apply to medical school. Be advised the MCAT has changed, so when exploring possible colleges and majors, verify how many of the required MCAT courses there are incorporated into the degree. Depending on the major, you may have to take extra classes during the Fall or Spring semesters, or even take a class or 2 in the summer. You will need sociology and psychology as well as the other science courses, and it is a much LONGER test than the older version, by about 2 hours. Good luck!
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