what med schools require calc 1 + calc 2?

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  1. anna02

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    I don't need calc 2 for my major, but am wondering if I should take it so that my options will be greater later on when I actually apply to medical school. I know of a couple schools that require a full year, but how many can you all name?

    Anna
     
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    Same here...I took Calc I and not Calc II.
    I do have a year of math, though.
    Can anyone help us?
     
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    Duke also.
     
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    I think most med schools require 1 full year of math. I think that would mean Calc 1 and Calc 2 right?
     
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    A lot of med schools require a year of math, some suggest Calc 1. Plus a statistics course.

    Eduardo
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by LizardKing:
    <strong>harvard</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Harvard is one semester of calc, and another of math. Can be statistics...
     
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    Hey all,
    Harvard and Duke require a full year off calc, so for Universities with three quarters that is equal to Calc I,II, III. The guy I spoke with at Harvard, Jason Graff, said too bad for those who are trimesters schools they need a full year. Kinda sucky....
    Jameson
     
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    Thanks guys.
    Also, what schools want calc-based physics?
     
  12. The Philosopher

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    No schools want calc based physics.

    Actually, according to last year's MSAR, only 23 schools required atleast 1 semester of calculus, and an additional 17 require some math.

    Off the top of my head, Duke, Harvard, Wash U, and Johns Hopkins all require 1 year of calc (for JHU, the 2nd calc course can be subtituted by stats).
     
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    Hi! This is my first time posting...yay!

    Anyways, it seems like (for schools w/ quarter systems) that most med schools like for you to take two quarters of calculus and one quarter of calculus or statistics.

    I am having issues because that first quarter of calculus was fulfilled by an AP test, which Davis and UCLA do NOT accept. So, I am forced to go to a JC and take that first quarter of calculus again. Lots of bitterness here about the AP test hype.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    that 1 yr of calc can be covered if we took the AP Calculus BC test right? i hope so!!!!
    dave
     
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    I think Wash U in St. Louis.
     
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    The deal w/ the AP tests is that your college will accept any and all AP credit (granted you score high enough) to substitute for the corresponding college classes in order for you to graduate. However, when you begin to apply for medical schools, some do not accept AP credit to fulfill their pre-requisites for entrance into medical school (ie. UCLA and Davis).

    I happened to have taken only the second part of calculus (first part w/ AP) and a statistics course (instead of 2 calc + 1 stats, or 3 calc), which may be enough for some medical schools. Some schools are pickier and want 2 calculus courses. See the dilemma?

    Good luck!
     

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