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So I know that most med schools require a year of math, but I don't think it specifically says a year of calculus.

My friend has taken a semester of Pre-Calc, Calc 1, and is wondering if she should take Calc 2 or statistics next fall? Basically, should she take calc 2 at all? Will it be on the MCAT and/or do med schools expect you to take it even if it doesn't specifically say on their requirements?

Thanks.
 
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Stat + calc 1 is all you should ever do unless you actually need calc 2 for your major or for calc based physics. Otherwise don't take it because you'll be risking your gpa. Unless you want harvard don't bother yourself with calc 2.
 

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I'm taking calculus 2 right now..
I heard it looks better for medical school
It looks good if you get a A and it makes your Sgpa and Cgpa go up. If you get a B it doesn't matter, it'll look bad and will lower your numbers.
 
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It looks good if you get a A and it makes your Sgpa and Cgpa go up. If you get a B it doesn't matter, it'll look bad and will lower your numbers.
Doesn't any course look better when you get an A? :confused:
I'm not sure how i'm doing grade wise in the course.
 

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and you know this how? :rolleyes:
Individual course scores are paid very little attention. Outside of the pre-requisites most colleges will not looks at the courses. However the gpa's will be looked at, so keeping it up is a must.
 

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Individual course scores are paid very little attention. Outside of the pre-requisites most colleges will not looks at the courses. However the gpa's will be looked at, so keeping it up is a must.
I was told, by interviewers, the opposite, that taking additional/advanced science courses looks good (if you're a non-science major). Who knows how much of a difference it makes anyway.