# What math do you need to be a doctor?

**want**to become

**doctors should**take all available

**math**courses in high school. In chronological order, most high schools and many colleges offer students courses in pre-algebra, algebra 1, algebra 2 and trigonometry or pre-calculus.

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Then, what kind of math do doctors use?

**Math** Required: College Algebra Trigonometry Calculus I Calculus II (useful) Linear Algebra (useful Statistics and Probability Each med school has their own **math** requirements. If you're considering med school, see what your top choice requires.

Secondly, why is math needed to become a doctor? Significance. The main areas of study that are focused upon before **medical** school are biology and chemistry. You should focus on **math** as a means to help you do well in these other science classes. Calculus can be used in related problems, like modeling the presence of a drug in the human body.

Herein, do you need to be good at math to be a doctor?

Premeds **have to be good** enough **in mathematics** to get through chemistry and physics, and usually calculus, to earn the level of grades needed to become successful medical school applicants. High science grades, including **math** grades, are essential to becoming a competitive applicant.

Do doctors use calculus?

No, physicians don't **use calculus** in clinical practice. BUT calc is required by a great many schools (more than 10-20), and with good reason. Not only **does** calc help explain physics and chemistry, but it is essentially a course in thinking. You get plenty of problem solving in physics.