Yareli Baby Brillo! Glad your derm problem is going a bit smoother. Seriously, try a little OTC steroid cream (such as hydrocortisone 1%) on a small area, and see if the redness gets any better too.
Anyways, on to your “major” question, tee hee. You really ought to read my prior posts about biomedical engineering as an alternate to the “biobiochembiobio” college route, especially the reply from swissfish, who is a bioengineer and has a useful perspective on this very question.
Yes, biochem is useful for endocrinology, but I’m sure there are many endocrinologists who did not major in biochemistry. And as you pointed out, your college major does not determine your residency specialty — so I’d say, do whatever college major that (1) interests you, (2) gives you enough exposure to the basic requirements for med school applications, and (3) gives you enough time to COMPLETE those basic requirements.
As for "standing out" by having a different major — I really think most non-bio/chem/biochem/medical science majors run the risk of standing out TOO MUCH. As a psychology major, I was constantly having to spend valuable med-school interview time explaining that “Yes, I know med school doesn’t focus too much on therapy” and “No, I don’t think my minimal science background will hamper me from surviving med school… much.”
And try to get at least a little clinical experience, even if it’s just volunteering in a local public health clinic or shadowing a doctor (check into your options through your new university’s pre-med club)! It’ll help you see the Big Picture on how college majors don’t affect your professional medical career — much. Good luck!
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