What’s The Best Pre-Med Course For Filipinos?

What’s Your Recommended Pre-Med?

Many students who want to be a doctor are faced with the challenge of picking the best pre-med course.

Specifically here in the Philippines, the normal path is to finish any college course first that will serve as your “pre-med” – and usually, students are advised to take courses that will help prepare them best for med school.

Let me start by saying that no matter what advice you hear from your parents, your med student neighbor, your family doctor, or me (yes, even ME!) – in the end, there is no such thing as the BEST pre-med major. Why? All courses have their own advantages and disadvantages, and the experience is always different per person.

When you get to med school eventually (and you will!), you’ll realize that nothing could have prepared you for it fully, and it’s all just about striving and working hard every day.

Simply put, it’s not in the course nor the school. It’s in the student!

Doc, You’re Not Helping

I know, I know. You still have to pick a pre-med. In that case, I believe you should consider both PRACTICAL and PERSONAL reasons to end up with the best choice for you.

I came up with a two-part series on how to pick the best pre-med course for you and you can watch the videos below to find out.

I hope you learn a lot! If you found it helpful, please don’t hesitate to recommended my channel to anyone who might find my topics interesting too. It will honestly give me the boost to keep on making more videos every week. 😉

How To Choose Your Pre-Med/College Course (What’s the Best Pre-Med PART 1)

Part 1 Highlights:
Consider these practical things when deciding:
1) Location / where will you live when studying?
2) Tuition fee and scholarship opportunities
3) School reputation / student success rate – although this is debatable
4) Course duration
5) Job opportunities aside from medicine

My Advice In Choosing Your Pre-Med (What’s the Best Pre-Med PART 2)

Part 2 Highlights:
Reconsider your pre-med goals. It’s not just so you can get into a good med school or have an edge over your med school classmates.

Your only goals should be:
1) Develop good study habits.
2) Do not get into trouble.
3) Fall in love with learning.

And if you still don’t know what you’re interested in:
1) Google the course curriculum.
2) Google current students of that course.
3) Take a look at yourself – what you like to waste your time on, what you share on social media, what inspires you.

In the end – FOLLOW YOUR HEART. Your pre-med is your whole college experience already so make the most out of it. Stop worrying so much about med school while you’re not there yet.

Let's keep the conversation going!

10 thoughts on “What’s The Best Pre-Med Course For Filipinos?

  • Anonymous

    Hello! I’m currently taking up an AB course, for I wasn’t very sure what course to take and it unfortunately took me 3 long years to make up my mind and decide what I really want. I’m battling with my own thoughts right now whether I should pursue it or not, brush it off or not, because of what I’m studying right now. I’m not happy anymore. So I am wondering, can an AB student like me has a chance on entering med school? Sorry for this sudden comment I happen to stumble upon your blog and I want to let you know that – for some strange reason – you’ve somehow lift my spirits up. Thank you in advance and I hope you would read this. Happy new year. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    hello po!! what will you recommend for those students aspiring to become a doctor but have some financial issues? and if the student is not that intelligent (pero masipag) but really want to pursue medicine?

    • Aura Post author

      Not if your part time job requires your regular physical attendance. Med school in the Philippines is a full time job where attendance is usually part of the grading criteria.

  • Anonymous

    You’re not helping totally. You’re talking on non- sense. I think it would be better a lot if you talked on financial capability of someone’s willing to take the course especially the middle class one because when they are already into it and becomes financially disabled then it would just go everything into a waste.

    • Aura Post author

      Not sure if I understand you, but if what you’re saying is I should have focused more on the financial aspects of med school, that’s probably another broad topic for discussion. Thanks!