studentinterest said:

I have a C in college algebra. I am not strong in this subject.

Will this be an issue down the road as a pre-med/med student?

A C in any math class probably isn't detrimental to your pre-med journey in terms of grades, but I would say it is a sign that you better get your act together. Yes, a few med schools don't require math, most do, while some may actually require calculus. Others may go as far as require statistics as a pre-req or as an actual class taken as a medical student.

No offense, but algebra, college-level or not, is the bare basics, and you should get at least a B in it. Algebra is to calculus, just as grammar is to english. As stated, calculus isn't required, but a good foundation in simple math is a must in ANY science.

As a pre-med you will face physics, and chemistry, both of which require some amount of algebra. More so in physics. As a medical student, you will face math in at least pharmacokinetics, and obviously medical statistics if they make you take that course. As a physician (or medical student, undergraduate), if you want to do any real, solid research, then statistics will certainly be involved as well. Math comes back, and algebra is essentially the foundation, thus a C in such a class isn't neccessarily a good sign.

Don't get me wrong, I totally dislike math, and strugged through it for ages. But thats reality, and as the saying goes, biology is chemistry, chemistry is physics and physics is math.