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statistics requirement

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by pbehzad, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. pbehzad

    pbehzad Faddayy 7+ Year Member

    Jun 20, 2002
    Atl and soon to be OKC
    is statistics is a pre-med requirement? i have taken calc 2, is that enough math or do you think stat would help me?
    also if i took stat at a community college over summer, would that look bad? thanks
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  3. Mystique

    Mystique The Procrastinator 7+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2001
    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! :)
  4. pocwana

    pocwana MD/MBA candidate c/o 2008 7+ Year Member

    May 11, 2002
    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!"
  5. UCLA2000

    UCLA2000 7+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    the hospital
    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.
  6. Street Philosopher

    Street Philosopher freebird 10+ Year Member

    Aug 10, 2000
    ann arbor
    Take Stats. It's usually an easy class.
  7. pocwana

    pocwana MD/MBA candidate c/o 2008 7+ Year Member

    May 11, 2002
    ah, good to know.
  8. DW

    DW Fix me some sandwiches Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    hey pbehzad,
    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.
  9. jot


    doh - i had my stats requirement waived (no credit) - i geuss ucla is out then?

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