Does taking Calculus really matter to get into a good Med School?

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This was always a question I had but was never able to get much of an answer. I have already taken Statistics and passed with an A-. I was planning on taking Biostats but was wondering if that would be enough to meet the math requirement for medical school. Should I at least take Pre Calculus and then one semester of Calculus even though I know I am stronger at Stats?
 

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This was always a question I had but was never able to get much of an answer. I have already taken Statistics and passed with an A-. I was planning on taking Biostats but was wondering if that would be enough to meet the math requirement for medical school. Should I at least take Pre Calculus and then one semester of Calculus even though I know I am stronger at Stats?
Calculus was a requirement for my science major. It is not a pre-req for most medical schools.
 
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This has been answered elsewhere, but it's absolutely not needed for MCAT or admission at 99% of schools
*edit: stats is far more useful and will meet math requirements. Pre-calc would be good to take if you haven't already taken physics.
 

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I was a math minor and i literally used no math for MCAT or medical school. Statistics? yes. Ability to see and understand graphs? yes. Math? no.
whether useful or not, for many years it was a requirement. I think the last two schools that required it were Harvard and UCLA (and I think it is gone in both). The only remoteu possible issue I could see in not having it is so many other applicants may have it due to their college majors. However, I think that at the vast majority of schools it will not be an issue, either by no requirement or not expected in most applicants
 
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