I am interested in working as a doctor once I finish my university studies, and so I have had a look at the Auckland and Otago medical schools. It seems that people tend to go straight into these after first year pre-med, or after a 3-year BSc degree in something medical or biology related.
I’m about to enter Year 13 and taking a wide range of subjects: Maths, Sciences, English, Economics, Music and History, partly for the intellectual challenge and partly because I enjoy all of them. I have heard about the US’s liberal arts system and that it can be a good way to enter medical school in the US, particularly for someone like me who wants to have a well-rounded education and enjoys a large range of subjects.
I was wondering how a liberal arts degree program would work for pre-med, and what high-ranked universities in the US might offer this (I’m particularly interested in Economics, History, Biology and Chemistry). Also, how much exposure would I be getting to a range of subjects by doing a liberal arts degree and then a medical degree and how are the degrees structured? Is there anything that I can be doing now to increase my candidacy?