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B- in Organic Chemistry

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by werunthis, Oct 30, 2014.

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  1. werunthis

    werunthis 2+ Year Member

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    As the title says, I'm looking at a possible B- in orgo, but hopefully a B. Will this hurt my chances of getting into a med school? Especially top 30?


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  3. TxC

    TxC 2+ Year Member

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    What's your sGPA? It's very hard to answer your question based on the information you provided.
     
  4. Boolean

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    Yes. Aim for Caribbean.




    Probably not, but who knows. Depends on the other factors of your application.
     
  5. GodComplex

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    Are you kidding? Don't fuel a false hope. He's done for. No med school will touch him with.

    Just messing with you OP. If you aren't consistently getting B-'s and the rest of your app is good then a B- will not hold you back.
     
  6. Apollo1

    Apollo1 Deciding between MD/DO and PA 2+ Year Member

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    Kiss med school goodbye, OP.
     
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    After this semester I'm dropping to a 3.74 from a 3.82 but I think I can bring it back up to a 3.80 after next semester :/ but I'm worried because I've been told of how important organic chem is, and I always like taking personal responsibility, but my professor is quite the ass hole.


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  9. AllThatRacket

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    I have a similar GPA, B- in orgo 2... have two med school acceptances so far. I know that n=1, but it should give you some encouragement.

    In fact, one of my interviewers remarked that he only likes people who have gotten a B or below in one of their classes... makes them seem more human he said and it was a fun point of our conversation.

    Don't worry, just do your best.
     
  10. werunthis

    werunthis 2+ Year Member

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    Wow, that brought me so much closure. Thanks a ton, for share owing your own experience :) What was your MCAT btw?


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  11. radkat101

    radkat101 2+ Year Member

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    I second Caribbean. Most successful pre-meds had A's in organic chemistry.
     
  12. AllThatRacket

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    No problem, man. Don't wanna give away too many of my details, but my MCAT > 30 and < 36. So I would say I'm a competitive applicant and mid-range schools.
     
  13. kevinsword91

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    I also had a B- in organic chemistry along with B letter grades in physics, genetics, and cell bio. Ended up with a 3.6 sGPA and have been accepted into med school.
     
  14. werunthis

    werunthis 2+ Year Member

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    Are you serious or merely sarcastic? I'm sorry, I'm just quite neurotic about this issue, and am normally sarcastic myself haha


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  15. werunthis

    werunthis 2+ Year Member

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    That's awesome man, MD or DO?


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  16. werunthis

    werunthis 2+ Year Member

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    Jesus bro, it's because of that 36!!! That's phenomenal man


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  17. radkat101

    radkat101 2+ Year Member

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    Chill out, you will be fine. Don't let this attitude persist in med school though.
     
  18. kevinsword91

    kevinsword91 2+ Year Member

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    MD and yes I think my MCAT score helped balance me out a little.
     
  19. FutureOncologist

    FutureOncologist I support cancer... research 2+ Year Member

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    Good luck getting into DO schools man. 3.74 is for the Caribbean students.
     
  20. werunthis

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    Fahkkkk


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  21. FutureOncologist

    FutureOncologist I support cancer... research 2+ Year Member

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    I hope you know I was joking. I got accepted to 2 different MD schools with a 3.68. It's more than just GPA. It's MCAT, ECs, shadowing, volunteering, and you doing what you wanna do.
     
  22. werunthis

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    Yea haha, and that's sweet bro. Hopefully I'll be able to say the same :)


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  23. ProudMD

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    I am not the person you were referring to, but I got B-'s in both semesters of organic chemistry, along with multiple C's and W's in other science courses. My overall sGPA is a 3.3, and my MCAT is a 33. Just got accepted into a MD school, my top choice as well.

    Also an ORM from California who is not disadvantaged and had minor red flags on my AMCAS. Make sure the other aspects of your app are strong, and you should be good!
     
  24. yankees527

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    Ive noticed a statistically different amount of neurotic threads in allopathic compared to osteopathic.
     
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  25. cupcakesandcadavers

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    Friend got a B- and C+ in both orgos
    Goes to Baylor med
     
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    What is an ORM and if you don't mind me asking where did you apply? Thanks much!!!
     
  27. cactusman

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    ORM = over-represented in medicine (most often used to refer to Asian applicants).
     

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