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Major in Psychology to Prepare for Med School
You can complete preparation for medical school applications by adding just a few classes to our BS in Psychology with a Behavioral Neuroscience concentration. You should meet with our psychology advisor and the Medical Professions Advisement Office to explore this option.
Beginning in 2015, the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) was revised to include an entire section on the biopsychosocial factors that influence health outcomes. As noted on the AAMC website, the “Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior section emphasizes concepts that tomorrow’s doctors need to know in order to serve an increasingly diverse population and have a clear understanding of the impact of behavior on health.” Thus, for the first time, admittance into medical schools depends in large part on the core foundations that are the mainstay of psychology, and that can be found in the psychology major at ETSU. The new MCAT also tests for competence in “basic research methods and statistics concepts,” which also serve as a foundation for training in the ETSU psychology major.
Welcome to the Department of Psychology