Hello all, I wanted to pose this question to med students as you have already achieved acceptance and are now in the thick of things. I am a 30yo freshman trying to determine if I should take calc or not. This of course affects which med schools I can apply to. I already have to take stats, so that is a given. But here are the two paths to consider: Path A: The math route * Have to take trig as a pre-req to pre-calc (but I get ZERO xfer credit for it) * Take pre-calc * Take calc 1A * Take calc 1B This all allows me to apply to just about any medical school. This also means if a school I xfer to does not offer a non-calc based physics class I can take their calc-based series..not sureif that's a good thing Path B: The least resistance * Stats is all I need I can only apply to medical schools with NO math requirement (which is about 60% of them) And I would need to find a school to xfer to that offers a non-calc based physics series. Summary: Now before you all start telling me how easy calc is, you need to consider the following. * I have NEVER taken any kind of calc. * It means a substantial investment of school time other needed for satisfying my psych major * I take the chance on doing poorly and thus suffering a lower GPA On the upside of taking calc: * I get to apply to any medical school * I can apply to any 4 year for xfer (but I would still need to take a calc based physics class which is more challenging than a non-calc version) So...the basic question is this: Which path should I take? Thanks in advance for any insight.