Preparing for medical school and a career in medicine means building a solid background in scholarship, leadership, community service, and shadowing in the various settings of the profession. All pre-med students need approximately four years of science courses, but beyond that guideline, there is no “best” major for pre-medical students. Pursuing a major that you are genuinely interested in will help you excel. Beyond that, focus on developing yourself as a well-rounded candidate. Use the information on this page to get started and help guide you through your medical school candidacy.