I am a High School senior soon to be an Undergraduate student at university. It is my desire to, after completing my U.G. studies, to go on to Medical school and become an M.D. For my undergraduate major, I am considering Physics, seeing as it is the science I am most interested in and would probably do best at. I have been reading college physics books/the Feynman lectures, etc. for some time now, in preperation for college and to get a generally more extensive background in the subject to provide for better performance once in college. How prudent is a Physics degree for one planning to go on into the medical profession? If I understand correctly, as long as I still take the required Chem/Bio courses for the MCATS (which I'd probably have ended up taking anyway in the course of my Physics education), I should be pretty well prepared for the MCATS, and with a bit of study, I'd probably have a good GPA considering the fact that it is a subject that I have a genuine interest in. I have heard people both acknowledge my academic plan as a good one for what I intend to do, and others that have advised me to major in Chemistry or perhaps Biology as better preperation for medical school application and the kind of work I will be doing once at Med School, regardless of my interest in Physics. So is Physics a good choice for someone with plans like mine, or should I indeed take another major? Obviously, my main concern would always be being the best possible M.D. I could be, and of course getting into medical school is a priority, so I would not be completely closed-minded to taking a major that would prepare me better in these avenues. However my mindset has been that : A.) I have better chances of getting a good GPA with a major that I have a stronger interest in, and this certainly would help on the med school applications, more so than a different major (Chem, Bio, Organic Chem, etc) with a lower GPA (even if slightly so). B.) Physics is a good Premed degree in it's own right, and as a hard science, would not in any way take away from the weight of my application. Again my primary concern is a good preperation for becoming an M.D., and getting/being well prepared for the Medical Schooling that goes along with that. I do not wish to be viewed as a "Non-traditional" applicant. I would however prefer to major in a subject that I have an existing interest in, which would in turn translate into better grades and better preparation for my career. Any advice you may offer on the subject is greatly appreciated.