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Math classes?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by gasdf1234567, May 29, 2008.

  1. gasdf1234567

    gasdf1234567 2+ Year Member

    May 20, 2008
    I tested out of Calculus I through AP credits from high school. I haven't taken any other math classes except for a statistics course through the economics department. Will this be enough for med schools? Also, do any med schools require Calculus II?
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  3. Caesar

    Caesar In Memory of Riley Jane Physician Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Sep 26, 2007
    hSDN Alumni
    i have heard some do, I dont know of any off the top of my head. As long as the AP class shows up on your college transcript as CALC I you should be fine.
  4. sully677

    sully677 7+ Year Member

    Dec 11, 2006
    A stats class is always good.
  5. [pj]

    [pj] 7+ Year Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    Differs from school to school. If I remember, some schools "prefer" that certain pre-reqs be done at a 4-year school (Boston University).
  6. scarletgirl777

    scarletgirl777 7+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    16 med schools require calc, Harvard and WashU require one year of it. WashU also does not accept AP credit for math, nor do some of the Texas schools and University of Nebraska. (There's about 90 schools that do not accept AP credit for math, but the ones I named are schools that also require calc) This info is current as of 2007, so it does not include any of the new med schools.
  7. anomalous738232

    anomalous738232 2+ Year Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    i have the same problem. i got AP credit in high-school, took 1 qtr of calc II, dropped it mid-way through (didn't think i needed it), and turns out a lot of med schools dont take AP credit. now i'm doomed to take calc II sometime next year. i haven't taken calc since.... 3.5 years ago? i'm f*cked. i'm banking on taking it the last qtr of my senior year-- by that time, hopefully i'll be accepted so it won't be AS big of a deal... i don't understand WHY. i mean, i took physics and stats-- isn't that enough to prove that i'm not totally mathematically-challenged?! whyyyy!! i hate calculus.
  8. 135892

    135892 Guest 2+ Year Member

    Feb 5, 2007
    :eek: Blasphemy!
  9. nevercold

    nevercold 2+ Year Member

    Oct 19, 2007
    If the OP took one semester of Calc II I bet that would be fine. Even if Harvard and WashU require a year of calculus, they can't give you credit for University level Calc II and pretend you didn't learn Calc I.

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