In a recent blog post, we shared with you multiple reasons that a liberal arts major can make a successful switch to medical school. Among them, highly practiced writing and communications skills; a deep understanding of ethics and morality; and the ability to effectively take on complex issues. In fact, having an insight into the soft sciences can help students better balance their practice of the hard sciences. After all, the ability to relate to and clearly but compassionately communicate with patients is every bit as important as a firm grip of biology, nutrition, etc. in the study and practice of medicine.
If you’re a liberal arts major considering medical school, the institution you choose can prove a critical decision. To that end, here are the top 12 institutions with the highest percentages of social sciences majors matriculating in the fall of 2019, as ranked by the U.S. News Best Medical Schools report:
- University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: 31%
- Brown University (Alpert): 30%
- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: 29%
- Rush University: 25%
- Florida Atlantic University (Schmidt): 23%
- University of Rochester: 23%
- University of Michigan–Ann Arbor: 21%
- University of Vermont (Larner): 21%
- University of New Mexico: 20%
- Eastern Virginia Medical School: 19%
- University of Pennsylvania (Perelman): 19%
- Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: 19%
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