M.D., D.O., Pre med, and med students.... I dunno if this is the right forum for this, so if the mods have a better suggestion, feel free to move it :) I'm thinking of a vast change in my life. I've always wanted to be a surgeon, but never had the means to do so before. I presently run a computer consulting business, and while I am good at it, I don't find it to be that challenging, or rewarding, anymore. I'd like a job that challenges me to think more, and helps people more than I currently do. I've found from my readings, and talking to several doctor friends that biology and chemistry majors are typical for pre-med. I would like to know if anyone is in med school that has gone askew from this standard path. For those of you who are working towards, or have completed, medical school, please answer the following. What was your pre-med major? What schools did you/do you plan to attend? Why did/do you want to become a doctor? Any other input would be greatly appreciated.