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class rank

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by doc-H, Apr 25, 2001.

  1. doc-H

    doc-H Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 12, 2000
    How important, if at all, is class rank in undergrad when applying to medical school? Is it only a big deal if you go to a top school for undergrad?
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  3. jimmybee

    jimmybee Med/Peds Resident 10+ Year Member

    Jul 5, 2000
    Well, it should be your last worry.
  4. You have to be in the top 5% of your class or you won't get in. So if you are not, then you may want to consider another career. I just thought I let you know so you won't disappointed.

    I don't follow tha drugz, tha drugz follow me
  5. caffeinegirl

    caffeinegirl Physician 10+ Year Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    I don't remember anywhere on the med school apps you having to say what your class rank was. GPA is much more important
  6. Doc H,

    Screw the 5% rule!!!! josejalapeno is just trying to discourage everyone from applying. Work Hard, Get Involved and Believe in yourself!!!! It will pay off [​IMG]


    Are you suggesting that the 5% rule applies to all medical schools?

    That rule may have some truth for your school. However, for other schools the rule is TOTAL BULL**** ..... like YOUR POST.

    Go Suck on a Jalapeno pepper [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [This message has been edited by UGBoI (edited April 26, 2001).]
  7. doc-H

    doc-H Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 12, 2000
    Thanks for the replies everyone except Jalapeno.
  8. hey UGBoI: All of the people in this room you are the only one that figured that I am just screwing around. Obviously I just made that up. You'll make a great doc man. Good luck to you! Anyonw with a bit of common sense would know that it's not true.

    I don't follow tha drugz, tha drugz follow me
  9. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2001
    Have to go with Jose here. Don't people realize that when the majority of people apply to med school they don't know their class rank for undergrad? They (and I) haven't even graduated yet, so they are not yet assigned a class rank.

    Don't take posts so seriously, it makes life less stressful.

  10. daverad

    daverad Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    It is funny how Jose chimes in with the truth when someone calls his bluff. Although I am not sure most of his posts merit responses, I am glad to see that no one is backing down from him.
  11. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Chief Administrator Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
    hSDN Member
    It isn't asked for on the med school applications. Probably because a lot of schools don't even keep that information - I can imagine if you went to an undegrad school with 20,000+ students like I did - that would be the worst job in student records - ranking the 5,000+ who are graduating every year!

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