I just read an article which said that to be capable of studying Medicine you need to have an IQ of 115 or higher! I know it is not a requirement for studying Medicine, but was wondering what everyone elses opinions on it are?
Do you think it should be a requirement or do you think IQ doesn't matter, as long as you achieve the A Level grades??
Imo, your IQ doesn't really matter, it's how hard you work that does, especially for something like medicine. Thomas Edison once said that in order to achieve anything you need 1% intelligence and 99% hardwork. That's why many universities don't look at how intelligent you are as opposed to your potential of working hard.
I don't think it should be a requirement, but I haven't read the source. Are you sure they aren't trying to get at something like 'to understand the knowledge and perform the functions of a normal doctor, the person must have an IQ of around 115'
That's more saying that to do all the things a doctor does, that's the level of intelligence needed. Could just be that people below this level of IQ do not have the learning ability/capactiy that is needed in the competitive and highly intensive medical training.
But then again, IQ itself is massively flawed so it should have no baring over professional qualifications