Originally Posted by moneyphd
I struggled with stats my first year (in a research-heavy program) and got 2 C's, then retook the courses and scored in the top of my class in both classes. Are sites going to cross me off the list for having this on my transcript? Are there good ways to address this in my applications? I'm really worried, but am also confident that my stats skills are top notch.
C's are a problem, especially since there is a ton of grade inflation in grad school and it takes effort in some programs to get a C. This will def. stand out with internship programs. You will just have to make sure your CV is awesome in other ways and that your grades are consistently good after first year. Beef up your publications and clinical experience. Make sure your letter writers can talk about your research skills (if you are applying to research internships).