Hey everyone, I just received all my 3rd year clerkship grades and did terrible. I received passes in every rotation except for surgery where I got honors. . Our school does stuff a little different so that's why I received them all after my 3rd year ended. Objectively, I had done well this past year...got a 95 on my IM shelf, and in the high 80s on my other shelves (I'm planning on matching in IM). However, I had some preceptors that I got along with very well but where hard graders..compared to other classmates who had preceptors who would throw around very high numbers when rating their students. This totally screwed me. I was certain that I would receive honors (or at least a high pass) in most of my rotations because I objectively did well. The funny thing is that my IM preceptor wrote me a LOR that was a wonderful letter (saying that he was honored to write me a letter, I was a great student, yada yada). I ask for feedback throughout my rotations and got great feedback..and if I hear something to work on, I made sure I worked on it. Not to toot my own horn but I was really hoping to apply/interview at some of the top programs (Hopkins, Duke, UCSF) but getting "passes" has hit me hard. I got a 246 on Step 1 and a 252 on CK, I have a bunch of posters, a few published abstracts, tutoring..but as great as all that sounds, I can't get over the fact that I'm going to be applying with "passes," especially in the field I'm interested in. The only saving grace is that I've got an honors in my internal medicine subI away rotation. I have one more away at a top 5 program that I'm hoping on honoring, assuming I act like my normal self. I know I'm rambling but I've really been down in the dumps about this. I've also attempted to objectively look at myself..am I not as personable as I thought? If multiple preceptors gave me poor scores..I have to be doing something wrong, right? It can't all just be bad luck. But my aways have gone great and I've only heard good things from attendings and residents. I know everyone has bumps in the road and I'm hoping this isn't a big one. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated.