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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by kema, May 9, 2008.

  1. kema

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    I heard this statement and I was wondering what is the real scoop behind this story? Has anyone else heard this before? How about the student's pre-dent GPA how does that match up to National Boards? Any Takers?!!! :D
     
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    I read gpa has a weaker correlation because of obvious reasons.
    High gpa COULD mean either easy major or easy college (or both).
     
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    I appreciate all the info. Thanks guys.
     
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    those articles are rather interesting
     
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    As far as I am concerned, once you are in you start with a clean slate. Let the educators debate this.
     
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    You make a good point, and that's that a correlation doesn't really mean anything to the individual person. It reminds me of an aptitude test we took during a block this quarter which, according to the professor administering it, fairly accurately correlates with clinical performance. It was a little funny to see all the people stressing out trying t get every single answer right, even though the outcome of that test wouldn't change a single thing about how they would perform in the future.
     
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    Pointless threads like this cause unnecessary stress to us, predents.
     
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