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Do "Upward Trends" really count...

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by NubianPrincess, Apr 29, 2002.

  1. NubianPrincess

    NubianPrincess Perpetually Bored

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    or am I wasting my time? My first year was kinda sucky, and then I left school for two years. Now im back, working my @ss off, and getting nothing but A's and A minuses.
    Does it really make a difference? What if I get less than a perfect grade in a class like Orgo or Physics? Will med schools still take me seriously?
     
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  3. A-Phi-A

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Nubian:
    <strong>or am I wasting my time? My first year was kinda sucky, and then I left school for two years. Now im back, working my @ss off, and getting nothing but A's and A minuses.
    Does it really make a difference? What if I get less than a perfect grade in a class like Orgo or Physics? Will med schools still take me seriously?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I think you will be even more attractive the admission committee by coming back strong the way you have done. It gives one an insight into you character and demonstrates personal growth, a key attribute that adcoms are looking for in personal statements. I think you will do fine. Just stay focused and bitch smack orgo and physics on your way to med school.
     
  4. Papa Smurf

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    Yes, upward trends count. Believe me, they count. And downward trends hurt like a bitch!!! <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" />
     
  5. racergirl

    racergirl Senior Member

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    They absolutely DO count. Keep your grades up like you've been doing. Great job so far!
     
  6. NubianPrincess

    NubianPrincess Perpetually Bored

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    Thanks! I really appreciate it. I don't mean to sound so pitiful, but I envy pre-meds with the grades right from the start. It breaks down my confidence a bit. Im so afraid of schools that won't look past my transcript, which will always be a less than perfect reminder of my misplaced priorities in freshman year.
     
  7. Asclepius

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    Keep in mind that some med student matriculate after having had a sucky undergraduate career...they prove their mettle by taking post-bacs or by earning a Master's. I wouldn't be worried too much about your first year of college. Success from here on out would only prove a high level of maturity in being able to recognize and correct your mistakes fairly early on as an undergraduate, especially if you keep those A's up.
     

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