I seem to be having some problems keeping up with the class average. I think part of the reason may be that alot of my classmates have already taken histology, while it is new to me. Even though this is just the first semester, I am worried what affects this will have on my ability to choose a residency. I am going to my state school and therefore can not rely upon the name of my med school for furthering my chances of achieving a residency position. If I am below the class average will I still be able to obtain a residency in general surgery, emergency medicine or anesthesiology as these are the residencies I am interested in. Any, information, input, advice, or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.