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Math/Statistics Requirement

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

  1. Skye04

    Skye04 Senior Member
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    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
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    Do a search on SDN, these questions have been asked a few times recently.
     
  4. Skye04

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    The MSAR lists the pre-requisites of each medical school in the USA.
     
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    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."
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    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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