Application to medical school is a very competitive process. Acceptance is based on grade point average, Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores, letters of recommendation, and personal drive for a career in medicine. Only very qualified applicants are accepted and matriculate into medical school.
Pre-med students can major in one of the sciences, such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or General Science, or in areas outside of the sciences by combining medical school prerequisites with general education and major requirements. Choosing a major within the sciences can provide students an alternative health-related field in case medical school is not an option. Students are encouraged to major in a field they enjoy and will excel in. Medical school admissions committees enjoy seeing applicants with a wide-variety of academic and personal interests.