but every time I actually calculate it out and put anything specific about the number of tabs, it turns out they're using 100's when I'm giving a 50mg dose and asking the pt to split them, and everything ends up horribly confused. so I always put the fewest pre-calculated numbers in possible =)
If you're still an undergrad I would recommend exploring your interests and (perhaps) not majoring in a science. Choose something that you really enjoy and want to be learning about until you get to medical school when everything becomes science based. You can always pick up minors in science related fields and still complete your pre-med coursework without the stress of taking high level math classes and still being prepared for the MCAT
I hate math, it's not logical to me. I struggled in college tremendously because my high school math courses were broken up when I went overseas for a year.
I was able to get through the basics but got a tutor in college for the calculus class and took it by correspondence since the pace was slower.
I took algebra bases physics and had a very patient instructor who tried to do short cuts in the process and I explained that I needed the long version of the problem solving steps and he happily complied. Spent many nights late getting help and had a great study partner.
No really math in day to day medicine except doing dosing of meds for pediatrics. Anymore the computer does it for you.
LECOM Class 2006
Osteopathic Family Practice Resdincy 2009
Locum Tenens: Urgent Care/Rural Medicine.