# Can I be a doctor with maths literacy?

**Asked by: Manuela Green**| Last update: April 21, 2022

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Before suggesting yes, **you absolutely can become a doctor if you're not good at math**, it's important to break down what math actually is. Most people think of arithmetic (addition, subtraction, etc) as math. Skills important for dosage and pharmacological-based calculations.

## Can you do medicine with maths literacy?

You must have a minimum aggregate of at least 70%. **Your Maths, Physics and Life Science must be at least 50%**. In reality, most applicants will have averages in the range of 75-85%.

## What career can I do with maths literacy?

**Some jobs you can do with Maths Literacy include but is not limited to:**

- Tax Analyst.
- Claims Consultant.
- Cashier.
- Payroll Clerk.
- Service Advisor.
- Utilities Operator.
- Mathematical Literacy Educator.
- Shop Assistant.

## Do universities accept maths literacy?

**The University of the Western Cape (UWC) requires learners to achieve a minimum of 60% for Maths Literacy for LLB admission**. Other Universities, such as the University of Cape Town, UNISA and the University of Limpopo, consider the learners' results as a whole.

## Can I become doctor without maths?

Originally Answered: Can I study to be a doctor without maths? **Yes, you can**. To become a doctor, you should be very good in biology. You will be encountering some amount of Mathematics concepts in Physics and Chemistry which you will not have studied in class 10th but those will be handled by respective instructors.

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**41 related questions found**

### Can a weak student become a doctor?

**Any *academically* weak student can do MBBS**. Getting an MBBS seat is very hard. Nowadays, getting into a college is harder than getting out of it. So, yes, you definitely can do MBBS being a weak student.

### Do doctors use a lot of math?

Depends on specialty and type of practice. But generally, physicians use math when they write prescriptions or administer medication, reading X-rays, they use three-dimensional calculations as well two-dimensional X-rays, and when drawing up statistical graphs of epidemics or success rates of treatments.

### Can I be a lawyer with maths literacy?

**Only a few courses in the Faculties of Humanities and Law will accept students with Maths Literacy on a National Senior Certificate (NSC)**. Most universities in South Africa require Mathematics for their courses.

### Can I be a nurse with maths literacy?

The answer is **yes**. With Maths Literacy, you can study many courses (except core science subjects) in South Africa, such as: Marketing, Law, Human Resources Management, Journalism, Nursing, Logistics, Teaching, and more.

### Can I study BCOM with maths literacy?

Can I apply to Commerce if I have Mathematics Literacy? **No, you require Mathematics if you wish to study in the Commerce Faculty**.

### Which degree can I study with Maths literacy?

Mathematical Literacy

**Bachelor of Arts (BA) (General)** Bachelor of Arts with Law. Bachelor of Arts (Digital Arts)

### Can I become a flight attendant with Maths literacy?

**A National Senior Certificate with English and Maths is typically the minimum educational requirement for becoming a flight attendant**.

### Which subject is best for surgeon?

Usually, to become a Doctor, you will need to study 2 **science or mathematics** subjects for your A-Levels. Science subjects being Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics and sometimes Psychology.

### How can I be a Doctor?

**How to become a medical doctor**

- Complete your senior secondary education. ...
- Appear for an MBBS entrance exam. ...
- Complete your MBBS. ...
- Complete an internship. ...
- Register with the Indian Medical Register. ...
- Practice as a doctor.

### What subject are needed to become a Doctor?

**A degree in medicine** is essential for entry into this profession. Doctors (GPs) must undergo full-time study in medicine, followed by an internship and community service. A National Senior Certificate that meets the requirements for a degree course is a prerequisite.

### Can I study paramedic with maths Literacy?

The requirements for learners with a National Senior Certificate are as follows: **Mathematics 40% OR Mathematical Literacy 70%**

### Does University of Pretoria accept maths Literacy?

**Mathematical Literacy will not be accepted**.

### Can I study nursing without matric certificate?

**Studying nursing without matric is very difficult**. If you wish to study at a university it requires matric but, if you take a health course through a TVET college it will equipped with the skills to do nursing. This however requires Grade 9.

### Is Mathematical Literacy easy?

**Mathematical literacy is an easier subject**. Consequently, on average, the results of the learners who take mathematical literacy will be higher than if they had chosen mathematics. This makes the school and the teacher look better. Explain to your child the benefits of taking the more challenging subject.

### Is pure maths difficult?

Pure Maths

The downside to pure math is that **it is difficult**. Many students find themselves having to take extra classes and putting in extra hours in order to pass. The upside to pure math is that it teaches you problem-solving skills.

### What type of maths do doctors use?

**Algebra**. Algebra is the study of unknown variables in relation to a system. It helps doctors to understand how various molecules comprised of chemicals with numerical bases interact with each other in the body. It also helps doctors understand the relationship of medical devices, such as pacemakers, to the body.

### Can I become a doctor without biology?

**No you cannot pursue medical without biology in 12th standard**. There is only one difference in Medical and non-medical subject and that is medical has biology subject and non-medical has maths subject.

### What math do you need to become a doctor?

The majority of medical schools (M.D. and D.O.) with a math requirement will look for between one and two semesters of math. Most of them would expect a **semester of calculus and a semester of statistics**. No health professions schools require multivariable calculus.

### Can I become a doctor if I'm poor?

Certainly! **Anyone can become a doctor, irrespective of his/ her financial status**. The fee structure in most of the government colleges in India is 30–40k/ year.