How important is Physics in Medicine? Is it needed?

radex

New Member
I do IGCSE, and I have to choose my AS subjects. I take Math, English, Biology, Psychology and Physics but I am failing it and I absolutely hate Physics. I just don't understand the extended theories and I don't really want to continue it. I'm picking up Chemistry as I am dropping Psychology but I don't know if i should take Physics or not. How important is Physics in Medicine?
 

Martigan

Super Moderator
It depends.

As a subject, physics is less. Important as it's isn't used much as med school, other when considering fluid dynamics or air flow through the lungs.

However what's more important to consider it how your target Uni's consider it...
 

ElenaMedical

New Member
Try to check on forums of the specific university. It also depends on specialty you focus on, e.g. Nuclear Medicine is pretty much about physics :)
 

Martigan

Super Moderator
You don't specialise at medical school...

And no, nuclear medicine is not "pretty much about physics". It's helpful to understand about radioactivity when your using radiomarkers. And of course it's useful to understand how a PET scan works, etc. But that's when your hilt specialised and not relevant to his GCSE related question...
 
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