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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by MortellarPreMed, 12.19.12.

  1. MortellarPreMed

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    Im a junior who just received my first "B" in Public Speaking (I have received 2 B+'s though in the past)...this is why i hate Gen Eds!!!! Being the anal retentive / perfectionist I am, do med schools care about this sort of grade in this sort of class?
  2. Jerry22

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    Do we have a troll on our hands?
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    Good lord.
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    It's over. Give up.
  5. Twinnering

    Twinnering Accepted Class of 2017 =)

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    Calm down, one B won't keep you away from medical school. Or 3 for that matter. That's probably still a 3.85-3.9 GPA...
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  7. Jerry22

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    That's a bold statement, my friend. Everyone knows that the majority (~98%) of medical school applicants have a 4.0 GPA. Shockingly the same percentage of applicants score in the 99th percentile of the MCAT. And what's even more weird is that individuals with these stats make up 98% of SDN..
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  9. gettheleadout

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    Hey sliceofbread, you wanna get after OP for plagiarism? :laugh:

    It's fine, OP. Unless you did horribly in a course called Compassion and Respect Toward The Sick, it's unlikely a single grade is ever going to be a problem in an otherwise excellent academic record.
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    You're fine, man. Go drink some eggnog and sing Christmas carols.
  11. red doctober

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    As a physician, you will be talking to many people as part of your profession--patients, hospital staff, fellow attendings, boards/committees--and possibly lecturing students/residents and talking at large conferences. This B is extremely worrisome to me and most definitely admissions committee members because it says that you aren't up to snuff on talking in a professional setting. Retake and get an A for AACOMAS grade-replacement or start thinking of another profession where speaking isn't as vital.
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  13. Twinnering

    Twinnering Accepted Class of 2017 =)

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    me fail english? that's unpossible!
  16. MortellarPreMed

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    To be honest everyone this was a sincere post. I take school very seriously and have been brought up to belive that A's are the key to the future (med school) I cant tell who is being serious in their responses and who is not. I just have a dream of being a physician and do not want anything to stop me
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    Posts #5, 9, & 10 were serious. You're welcome.

    Edit: Post #18 is also serious. #20, 21, 22, & 23 as well. #24! #24 is a treasure of a post!
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  18. grizdad

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    Congratulations! Like the first scratch on a new car. Now you don't have to stress about it anymore.
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    Nah. Don't believe (!) this. You made it clear in your original post that you were joking. Otherwise, look in my signature.
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    And OP, our sarcasm was our way of showing you how it is a "serious" waste of time to worry about one B.
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    Don't worry that one B won't stop you.
  24. Twinnering

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    Okay, I'll bite and probably regret this. Yes, it is good to take your education seriously. A good amount of people on here have a drive and a dream to become a physician as well. The reason you're getting these sarcastic posts is because of the whole "anal-retentive" thing.

    There's a lot more than A's that go into this whole process. Let me give you some food for thought, I know someone who has a perfect GPA and is sitting pretty with a higher than 34/35 MCAT...got a decent number of interviews, has not gotten into ANY of the schools this individual has heard back from. He is known to have an "anal-retentive" personality. Just saying?

    Becoming a physician entails having the academic/intellectual aptitude to handle the profession. The sooner you figure out that all of this just centered solely on a few Bs, the more likely you'll be successful.
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    B? How about Born to not go to med school? Look for a new career and quickly before, god forbid, you get anything lower than an A.
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    This kid will have a heart attack in medical school, assuming a school is forgiving enough to let someone in with such atrocious stats...
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    P.S. I commend you if you're a troll.
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    Wouldn't be surprised if he is.

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    LOL. My number one question for trolls is where do they find all this free time? :confused:
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    The most effective way to troll a troll?

    "you have no life" and "where do you get all this free time?"

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    You're damaged goods now, buddy. A "B" in public speaking? Who wants a doctor that's basically stumbling on his shoe laces when talking to them? Nobody. Consider yourself lucky if you get interviews in Osteopathic programs.
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    damn man that sucks. Harvard Med is gunna look at that and conclude that you won't be good at presenting case reports as a doctor and will with ~99% probability reject you solely because of that "B" in Public speaking. I guess you're gunna have to settle for something less, like UCSF or Yale or something. Maybe even UCLA med.

    In all seriousness, why you stressing over "one B"? -__________-
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    Your first B? Welcome to the club.
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    Ya man wth is this crap.
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    Aren't mods IP banning these guys?
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    Just rock the MCAT and you'll be fine.
  49. Irish Football

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    I hope you're either joking or not talking about me.

    I remember someone else with a similar reply in another thread...
    You were talking about banning OP, correct?
  50. fahdh23

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    Don't apply. Switch to music.

    Seriously, though, our GPAs are likely similar. Just have one in mind that you don't want to drop below. I suggest 3.85...it might be annoying to get Bs, but meh don't worry
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