Class rank: position within quartile?

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  1. DAdams

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    I apologize in advance since this has been done to death, but I was wondering when reporting class rank, is there any attention paid to students who are in the top of a quartile versus the bottom? I am at the very tippy top of the 2nd quartile, and I just wished there was some way of conveying that instead of simply "top half of class" on MSPE. Any thoughts?
     
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    I think different schools do it differently. Some schools may explicitly state class rank.

    I know ours uses covert language to convey quartile only. Examples:

    "Exceptional" means top quartile.
    "Outstanding" means second quartile.
    "Proficient" is bottom two quartiles.

    Ask your dean's office or whatever.
     
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    Class rank matters very little because a lot of medical schools don't even rank their students. Therefore, it makes it difficult to compare. I wouldn't worry about it at all. Just do the best you can and get good board scores.
     

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