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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by WISC-ite, Sep 5, 2002.

  1. WISC-ite

    WISC-ite Senior Member
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    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
     
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  3. doepug

    doepug Senior Member
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    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
     
  4. Whisker Barrel Cortex

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    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.
     
  5. Mutterkuchen

    Mutterkuchen Senior Member
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    How about the MCAT? Does anyone care about these scores after you get in?
     
  6. Winged Scapula

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    Same thing. Some of the more competitive residencies DO ask for MCAT scores (I was asked for them for a couple of Plastics programs.). The darn things follow you for life... :eek:
     
  7. medhopeful08

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    wow! it's interesting that after all the hard work in UG, it'll hardly matter once we get into med school....;)
     

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