WISC-ite

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Dec 26, 2001
231
0
Left Coast
Visit site
Status
Resident [Any Field]
I was wondering: Do residency programs look at undergraduate or graduate grades? If so, do all?

Do undergraduate grades matter when deciding your residency placement?

Thanks
 

doepug

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jan 20, 2001
604
4
Baltimore, MD
Visit site
Status
No.

They'll know your undergraduate (and graduate) institution(s), along with your major fields of study. Your undergraduate GPA is not pertinent, and will not directly impact your ability to match into a residency.

Cheers,
doepug
 

Whisker Barrel Cortex

1K Member
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Aug 10, 2001
1,785
20
43
Midwest
Visit site
Status
While the majority of residencies do not ask for your undergraduate grades, some of the early match specialties ask for undergrad transcripts. The only one I'm sure of is neurosurgery. The other early match ones are urology, neurology, ENT, and plastics (combined). I'm not sure about them, but I think they might ask for it as well.

Also, you might be asked about your undergrad grades / honors during your interview as I was asked on 2 of mine.
 
About the Ads

medhopeful08

Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Nov 3, 2002
285
0
Visit site
Status
wow! it's interesting that after all the hard work in UG, it'll hardly matter once we get into med school....;)
 
About the Ads