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Math/Statistics Requirement

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Skye04, Jan 25, 2002.

  1. Skye04

    Skye04 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 15, 2001
    What math and statistics courses should one take to be able to fulfill the requirements for any medical school? I have taken a term of calculus and plan on taking a term of statistics. Would that be sufficient? Also, my school offers about 10 different variations of intro stats in various departments. I am interested in epidemiology and public health, so what type of statistics course would be most helpful for this (i.e. in what department). Thanks!
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  3. katiep

    katiep Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 16, 2001
    Do a search on SDN, these questions have been asked a few times recently.
  4. Skye04

    Skye04 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 15, 2001
  5. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2001
    The MSAR lists the pre-requisites of each medical school in the USA.
  6. leorl

    leorl Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Jan 2, 2001
    Some med schools require some sort of calculus. But if you're interested in epidemiology, take a course named "Epidemiology" or "Population Biology" or "Biostatistics."
  7. MorningLight2100

    MorningLight2100 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 18, 2001
    NY, NY
    Hi Skye,

    Calculus is not required, you can often fulfill the math requirement with, say, a semester of stats and a semester of computer science. However, I do know that some schools require calculus. . . Mt. Sinai is one that jumps to mind. Take a look at the schools to which you'd like to apply; if you don't have a copy of the MSAR, you can actually just go to their websites and find a list of their requirements.
  8. DesperatelySeekingMD

    DesperatelySeekingMD Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    A few top tier schools also claim that they require 2 semesters of Calc. I know people who have gotten around that, but they were outstanding applicants. Just look it up for a bunch of different schools.
  9. vyc

    vyc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 20, 2002
    i would recommend taking a stats class in either the math department or a psych department.

    but like others have said before, some med schools do require TWO semesters of calc.
    and some schools like UCLA require stats, specifically.

    so i would cover all my bases...

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