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Clerkship Grades

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by evilfluffybunny, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. evilfluffybunny

    evilfluffybunny 2+ Year Member

    Jan 13, 2012
    I'm about halfway through third year, planning on matching into EM. Step 1 was 252.

    Clerkship grades so far:
    Psych : A+ with very good narrative evaluation
    Neuro : A with phenomenal, very long narrative evaluation, very detailed
    Family Med : Pass with phenomenal, very very long narrative evaluation, very detailed
    Surgery B+ : with generally positive but not particularly unique narrative evaluation
    Surgical subspecialties : Pass with generally positive evaluations

    I'm on peds now and it's been going kind of rough so far. I feel like I may not get great evals because I was wiped out from just finishing surgery for the first few weeks and I made a few small mistakes and just generally didn't make a great first impression. Things are going better now but I'm worried peds isn't going to go great and I'm freaking out about not getting an A in surgery.

    I haven't thought much about what residency programs in particular I'd like to apply to, but I'm worried mostly because my husband is graduating business school before I graduate and will have a job somewhere by the time I'm applying, so I need to be a strong enough applicant to match somewhere in my top 3 so that I can make sure we end up living in the same city.

    Can anyone tell me if I'm right or wrong to worry? Is a B+ in surgery and (maybe) a B/B+/A- in peds bad enough to screw up our plans, or am I just being a lunatic?
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  3. boogaloo

    boogaloo Senior Member 2+ Year Member

    Oct 14, 2013
    Just being a lunatic. Your Step 1 is 1SD from the median, you have great grades, and you have no red flags. EM Step 1 average is 230.
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  4. DermViser

    DermViser 5+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2009
    Seriously which medical schools are still giving letter grades for clerkships?
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  5. evilfluffybunny

    evilfluffybunny 2+ Year Member

    Jan 13, 2012
    Thanks for replying. It's a little too easy third year to get in your own head and drive yourself nuts I guess...
  6. Pons Asinorum

    Pons Asinorum Physician Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    North Carolina
    There. Fixed that for you.
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  7. anbuitachi

    anbuitachi ASA Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 26, 2008
    sounds like a super highly anxious medical student. reminds me of back in the premed days of ppl wondering if a 42 mcat is good enough for med school lol

    you will do fine.
    you'll very likely do fine in Peds as well
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  8. notbobtrustme

    notbobtrustme Crux Terminatus Banned Account on Hold 2+ Year Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    troll level : expert

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