In an article on the various possibilities for prospective doctors at Stanford:
Other pre-meds have found themselves gravitating towards Classics, a traditional home for students who want to spend time with Plato and Catullus, for a kind of complexity different from that of organic chemistry.
“Classics has done wonders to complement my science classes,” said Classics major Nikita Vashi ‘09. “Not only does it have direct applications, for instance in that a lot of medical/scientific terminology has linguistic roots in Ancient Greek, but there are so many connections between the fields that, to this day, surprise me every time they pop up.”
Classics major Jiahui Lin ‘10, who had been pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering, also found a home working with the ancients and revisiting the Latin she had taken in high school.
“It sounds cheesy, but when I switched in I fell in love with it again,” Lin said.
“Plus at the Classics socials they have better food, and I’m a big foodie, so I definitely think it was a good decision,” she added.