I was wondering if I had what it takes to pass the MCAT, make it to med school, etc. if I am not strong in math. Math is probably my weakest subject, but I know that it is considered "the language of science" and that concerns me. I am afraid I will not be able to accomplish my goal of becoming a psychiatrist because of this weakness. What do you all think?
I use more math than most docs. I'm a nephrologist and do clinical epidemiology and outcomes research using large datasets/statistical programming/modeling. But it's a rare day when I give even a passing thought to calculus. There just isn't that much math involved in the day-to-day of being a doctor. As a clinician, the toughest it gets is arithmetic, honestly.
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