Can I get into med school with an MA in Economics?
Topic: Can I get into med school with an MA in Economics?
April 22, 2019 / By Aldine Question:
Can I get into med school with an MA in Economics?
I started undergrad in engineering, then switched to economics. I'm getting ready to finish a masters program in economics, and I'm weighing my options after that. Would I have a realistic shot at getting into med school, given that background?
I'm aware of the process (MCAT scores, biology/chemistry/physiology prereqs), and I know money is a huge factor, too. I don't have a strong background in any of the biological sciences, and my grades have fluctuated with my employment (I'm a starving student who has to work for a living) so my transcripts are less than stellar. Is becoming a surgeon just a pipe dream, or could it be attainable (if I got the MCAT scores and found a sugar mamma, of course)?
Best Answers: Can I get into med school with an MA in Economics?
Symphony | 3 days ago
If your MA grades are good, then that might help take some focus off of your undergrad career, but you'll probably be shut out of top tier med schools without even getting consideration. This, of course, depends on how well you do on the MCAT.
Do well enough on the MCAT, and you'll definitely get interviews *somewhere*.
Studying economics will not hurt you--it'll help you, if anything.
It's a little unfair that a couple of bad grades earned while you're still a teenager end up affecting your life a decade down the road, but unfortunately, that's life. Lots of people have to deal with that.
I'm pretty sure most people pay for med school with a couple hundred thousand dollars in loans, so don't worry about the money (unless you somehow fail out, in which case you're screwed, but that's true for everyone).
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Originally Answered: London School of Economics and the Universities of Edinburgh, Manchester, Southampton and Glascow?
I'm a American getting a masters at LSE. Don't know about applying for undergrad, but the school takes a lot of year abroad students and hordes of US masters students. On the plus side the school doesn't require you to take the GRE for most grad programs, and may not require any standardized tests for undergrad either.
A few general thoughts:
London is EXTREMELY expensive.
The school also doesn't have an ordinary campus-- it's just a couple of buildings in the middle of London. It has dorms but they're spread out all over London. In other words if you want to have the typical college experience, this may not be the best place to go.
Also in British undergrad degree programs you study one subject and only one subject. If you don't know what you want to major in yet, do your undergrad in the states and then apply for a masters.
The acceptance rate at some of the better known med schools is about 1%. OK, so some of the lesser known schools have a much higher admit rate, but don't count your chickens before they hatch.
You are going to be competing for a seat against kids who have been planning on entering med school since they were in Junior High. It doesn't matter that you majored in Econ. The med schools dont care about that. What they care is that you got A in organic chem, physics with calc, etc and then aced the MCATs. Majors don't count. Grades in key courses count.
Also, it would be a great idea to have several hundred hours of volunteering in health care settings so they can be certain that you are totally dedicated to medicine as a profession, and having your name on a published research article or two wouldnt be bad either. You did that when you were a Freshman or Sophomore, right?
You can apply to med school with a reasonable chance of getting admitted when you have checked off the same items on the list as the other kids.... When will that be?
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Yeah you can. i've got a friend who read maths and philosophy for her first degree who is starting a grad entry medicine course. It's a very intense degree but if you're interested check out http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/shared/share...
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Originally Answered: some economics homework i need help with.?
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