What is your opinion on the importance of preclinical grades in getting a general surgery residency. I am a first year student and i already will have maybe 2 C's the first semester (not anatomy). I am getting mixed signals about how this will affect one's chances. I've heard that residency programs dont care much about preclinical grades and have also heard that you should try to get all A's and B's. Should I really step it up or am I being rediculous.