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bad grades in undergrad

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by b-real, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. b-real

    b-real What, me worry? 10+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2001
    at a place called vertigo
    Hey all. Before I begin, let me just say that I'm a naive first semester college student (Bio BA -- I like it =)). I just got a B on my first general chemistry test (I knew the material backwards and forwards, the small mistakes got me). I'm just wondering what exactly constitutes a bad grade on my transcript in the eyes of adcoms? If I get a B in first semester chem, what of it? I know that the average applicant has a science GPA of 3.5. I'm just a little freaked because the material wasn't hard at all, yet I made a mistake.
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  3. jargon124

    jargon124 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    You need to relax. B's will not kill you. It is too early for you to start worrying about med school admissions. Just refine your study technique and work on getting more A's than B's and you will be fine.
  4. Trek

    Trek Grand Uranium Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2001
    The Big House
    Whoa big dog! First semester freshmen should NOT be posting on monday nights during football season. This anal this early isn't a good sign. I know you won't heed it, but my advice- delete any pre-med bookmarks, websites, etc and let it go until your second semester sophmore year. Concentrate on the grades, girls (or boys), and having some fun. Get into a hospital or two. Come back, get some info on applying and the MCAT and you'll be fine. Since you won't do any of this most likely, i'll say: a few Bs won't hurt, but don't make it a habit. --Trek
  5. nochaser

    nochaser Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 31, 2001
    Great advice from Trek! Heed it. Enjoy your first two years. Do fun stuff. I have head that adcoms look closer at the LAST 2 years of undergrad anyway. Do you have any volunteer/research/extracurrics? If not, try and get something going.
  6. nochaser

    nochaser Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 31, 2001
    "I have head"??? Heard. Sorry :D
  7. EMDrMoe

    EMDrMoe Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    Great post, Trek :)

    If I had only not concentrated on fun for ALL four years, I'd be an MD already, lol - however, no matter what happens, never give up on the dream until YOU decide it's not your dream (which is okay too). You'll always find a way to make it happen.
  8. racergirl

    racergirl Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    b-real doesn't sound all that anal to me. Sounds more like s/he was looking for affirmation that it was OK NOT to stress over a B. Well b-real, it's OK not to stress.

    Now if you guys want an example of a REAL anal freshman, check out the posts by Silver_eyes. That one worries me. Seriously. We might be talking professional help here...soon.

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