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B- in biology?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by wander, May 11, 2002.

  1. wander

    wander Senior Member

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    :( I just received my grade for the spring semester and I'm very dissapointed about getting a B- in my second semester of biology. Is this bad? How does this tell how I'm going to do in other upper biology courses. Also, are medical school concern about getting too many B's and not enough A's?
     
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  3. Doctora Foxy

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    Chill! :cool: I got a C+ in first semester Cell Bio and I still got into med school. Just have a reason and improve from here on out.

    However, you should still try to learn the stuff you missed. It hurt me on the MCATS and it scares me going to med school next fall w/o enough background knowledge in Biology.

    I don't know how it predicts your performance in other Bio courses. After I got the C+, I got an A- in Genetics---so it all depends on your affinity to the subject material, and most importantly, the effort you put in. Try to address the problem and fix it.

    And don't worry too much. :cool: Have a happy summer!
     
  4. willy

    willy Senior Member

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    Chill! I got an A in Intro. Biology at Cornell and got all rejections!
     
  5. mcwmark

    mcwmark Senior Member

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    Relax! I actually had 4 Cs on my transcript (all science classes too) and though it hurt my application, I still got multiple acceptances. Admittedly, I probably would have done better without them, but try not to make B-s a habit!
     
  6. wander

    wander Senior Member

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    THANKS, I DON'T FEEL AS BAD ANYMORE
     
  7. JZZZZZZZs

    JZZZZZZZs Senior Member

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    Guys, how many C's do you think a person can get before their shot at medical school is completely gone? Please relay any personal stories, or friend's experiences. I completely goofed up in my undergrad, taking 22 units one quarter and working two jobs (senior year). I ended up with...gulp...10 C's total in my undergrad career. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> Go ahead, you guys can gasp too! Is it enough to explain this on the essay? My senior year was the worst since I thought I would be going into another field besides medicine and therefore ignored my classes. Any advice? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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    JZZZZZZZs Senior Member

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    Wander,
    Maybe you can feel bad for me now. :mad:
     
  9. CUarzt

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    Willy--what's your major? just curious...it's nice to see another Cornellian out there...
    have a fantastic summer :D
     
  10. Dr. Geoff

    Dr. Geoff Mzungu

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    Willy,
    Nice post. It made me laugh, but you sound a little pissed.

    Jeff
     
  11. altaskier

    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92'

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    Don't worry about it too much. One B- isn't gonna kill you and it doesn't in any way reflect how you'll do in upper division courses. Just bust your butt to do better in the future.

    Good Luck
     
  12. Schubie

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    I got a 2.8, 2.9, and a 3.1 in the intro to Bio series, and I just got into med school. I was worried that my Bio grades would hurt me, especially considering it's my major, so I really stepped it up in every Bio class I ever took after that, and I finished with an all Bio GPA of 3.65. I think schools may have been concerned with my initial struggles in biology (I was specifically asked about it at one interview), but the fact that I improved dramatically after it really helped. You shouldn't be too worried about it, because as long as you work harder to improve in the rest of your bio classes, you'll be fine.
     
  13. Dr. Kermit

    Dr. Kermit Senior Member

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    Don't worry dude, I had a C+ in orgo and B-'s in Cell Bio, Cell Bio Lab, PChem II, and Lin Alg. I going to a top 30 med school and had 4 other acceptances. You'll be fine.
     

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