I know it's recommended, but as far as I know it's not a pre-med requirement. But, it may vary depending upon your undergrad. Some medical schools may require you to have statistics, but I think those are rare. Check w/ the schools first (look at MSAR or on the websites). If you opt to take Stats at a cc, I doubt it'll be looked upon negatively. Just do well in it. Anyways, math rocks!
stats is req'd at UCLA according to the MSAR. I'm sure it's req'd at a few other schools as well. I know an MS1 at UCLA who said they waved the req for him. You could go this route, but if you have the opportunity to take a stats course, I think you should. There's a stats course in med school and you'll be more prepared for it. Besides, intro to stats isn't that bad and, to quote ThingAMaJig, "math rocks!"
Originally posted by UCLA2000 They made it a requirement at UCLA for THIS YEARS entering class. An MS1 at UCLA could have easily gotten it waived because when he applied it was "suggested" but not required.
I'd say go ahead and take stats sometime during undergrad. Its infinitely easier than calculus (dont worry, i took stats at Emory, its not hard at all), a nice little shot to the science GPA, and depending on the med school you go to there might be a biostats/clinical epi course thrown in there so it might prove useful down the road.