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Why Premeds Should Take Statistics Before Med School

Dave_BerryDave_Berry 492 replies2527 threadsCC Admissions Expert Senior Member
"AMONG THE prerequisite courses for medical school, the subject of statistics doesn't usually pop into one's mind.

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Statistics is the study of data collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation. Another way to think about statistics is that it provides the framework to generate and share new knowledge about our world, including in biology and medicine. Having a solid grasp of statistics in college can help students succeed in medical school and beyond.

Medicine is an incrementally growing, self-correcting field, and the most powerful stimulus for improving care often originates from large, well-designed clinical trials. By understanding statistics and how studies and trials are conducted and analyzed, students will be able to read through studies on their own and assess how a study's purported findings should or should not affect how physicians provide care to patients." ...

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