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  1. #1 Major to take in University? 
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    Hi! I've been asking people about the major that should be taken to pursue a career in Medicine - specifically, doctor in medicine (family doctor, or surgeon, etc.). My classmates tells me that I should take Kinesiology major since it is the easiest. It deals with the anatomy of the human body. Others say that I should take Biochemistry major, which is a lot harder than any other subjects (probably, the hardest major). So, the Biochemistry major, as I know, will help the student to prepare for the MCAT test.

    Recently, I was told by my mother that I shouldn't take the Kineosology major, as was adviced by her doctor. The reason is this major do not give a wide variety of careers. What she meant by that is there are very few job opportunities for the person who finished in this major. The doctor also told her that I wouldn't need to learn anatomies in University since it will be taught more broadly in medical school. So, I was thinking to take Chemistry major, under biological and pharmeceutical field. So, I could get into pharmacy as an alternative.

    I know some of you will say, "Take the major/course you are more comfortable with." or "The best course is the easiest course.". Please provide what you think/know. University will be difficult. I will do my best. :wink:


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    Take the major, you are the more confident with.
    It's always easier to learn something you are interested in.


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    To add on to what Doc said, I would suggest going with the more difficult course. Not because I know anything about it but because in my own life I find that everything works out much better in the end when you don't take the 'easy way out'.

    Now that doesn't mean you should just pick the hardest major. It means if you are interested in something that seems difficult it is worth doing.
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    there are many physiological test or aptitude test available to help in deciding many career choices. not only medicine but many fields. in medicine many would be neurologist end up being fine pharmacist. many will change directions a time or two in school and many end up in fields or areas they never expected to be in.

    for the time being, i would say any person interested in a professional career should follow their interest, TALK to the people that have succeeded in these areas and make decisions based on your personal preferences. what ever your choices are, your fall back or back up careers are limitless.
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    Thanks a lot. Awesome responses!
    "Understanding is better than memorizing."
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