Monday, May 24, 2010

Want To Go Into Medical School or Law School? Major in Physics

Latest statistics from the AIP reveals a rather interesting result. It appears that an undergraduate major in physics might be the best major for a student intending to go into Medical School or Law School in the US, if we go by the MCAT and LSAT test scores.

From the average MCAT scores by different majors shows that physics majors score the highest average. The LSAT statistics also shows that physics majors get the highest mean scores.

Now, of course, it's hard to do any kind of cause-and-effect simply based on such correlations. In other words, did learning physics and having a physics background helps in preparing for such tests? And more importantly, how did these different majors do in the actual Medical or Law school? But still, it is a very powerful result where in both exams, physics majors are doing so well.


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