Pre-med or Basic Engineering?

I have decided to go to a community college and transfer to a school to earn my Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering. I then want to go to medical school, but I am unsure whether I should take the Pre-Med Engineering route or just do the basic Engineering route. I want to eventually become a Pediatric Radiologist. What would be the best route to take? I am still unsure of how to go about this path.
posted by Ah'chontay, Goose Creek on March 24, 2014

Answer by Dr. Monique Frize

To decide on the best course to take, it would be important to check with the medical school you wish to apply to for their entrance requirements. If these are quite flexible and a regular engineering degree would be admissible (provided some courses are covered in the choice of options, perhaps biochemistry, biology, etc..) then that is a better choice as you have a degree and can get a job in case admission into medical school does not happen right away. The engineering degree should be in biomedical engineering with either electrical or mechanical as the engineering base as these choices have some connection with medicine.

Monique Frize