Thinking about becoming a Doctor?

College advisors and students used to believe that the only tracks into health-related graduate study were to major in biological or physical sciences. Increasingly, however, medical schools and other graduate programs are  looking for non-science majors as the path to a health career, provided students achieve a solid grounding in science.

What programs look for now are students with demonstrated intellectual curiosity, an understanding of a culturally diverse world and an understanding of how issues in health care are affected by social and cultural dynamics. This is what has prompted the changes in the MCAT exam. This is what is driving the change to a medical home model and to changes in integrative medicine. 

Students can major in any field and go to any of these programs. As the American Medical College Application Service has noted — “study what you love.”