I am hoping to get advice on which statistics course I should take as a prerequisite for medical school applications and/or in preparation for taking the MCAT. I am a rising junior on the pre-med path and am planning to take a statistics course next school year. My school has two intro statistics courses I could choose from: “Introduction to Statistics” (100-level) and “Statistics with Applications” (200-level). Both are designed for students who have never taken a stats class before, but the 200-level one is more oriented towards STEM students and those with stronger math capabilities. The 200-level course also involves more statistical application examples (hence the name) and usage of the statistical software R.
I have always been strong in math but am mostly worried about taking the 200-level course as I have heard it involves many hours of busy work outside of class and because I will also be taking both biochem and genetics during that semester.
Any advice would be much appreciated. Would it give me much of an advantage in medical school admissions to have taken a higher level stats course? Will it benefit me in medical school and/or in a career as a physician (i.e. – what level of statistical knowledge do I need for medicine?) to take a higher level stats course? Would knowing higher level stats benefit me on the MCAT? Or, on the other hand, would a 100-level basic intro to stats course be sufficient?
Sorry for the long-winded question! Being wordy is a [bad] habit of mine Thanks in advance for any help