Originally Posted by GreyMatter 17
My undergrad experience has been quite different from how people have described theirs on here. Study guides and other materials are happily emailed along. Don't get me wrong, most of my classes are made up of pre-professionals who are pretty competitive, so a few gunners do exist but it's not the norm. I've always felt like I've benefitted from the carmaraderie, even with students who aren't close friends.
That being said, I understand why a cooperative learning environment is beneficial in vet school as well. But we all know that the job/intern/residency market is getting more competitive. Aren't class ranks considered for some of these positions? I know stellar grades don't necessarily mean a person will make the best vet, but it is one quantitative indicator I assume would be looked at.
This is not to mention scholarships and grants, which often consider academic qualifications. I know I'd love to get my hands on a few.
Don't get me wrong. I am not disagreeing with the advice on this thread, but it doesn't seem like competition is eliminated just because we have those magical acceptance letters.
Any thoughts from the currents out there?
in my experience, the people that benefit from the shared notes/study guides are those that have a really shaky handle on the material and this extra stuff is helping them to pass/get into the high C/B range. our curve breakers and A students just have a natural knack for stuff (its usually them sharing the stuff too) and they're gonna do extremely well regardless