Got a "B" in Organic Lab : (

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  1. philios

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    I just got one of my first B's, in organic chemistry lab. Im kind of pissed because the teacher was ridiculous for this course. Like she expected us to learn the entire textbook (without teaching a single thing), and none of it related to the stuff we were learning in organic lecture. This and also the final was ridiculously difficult (one of my friends said she got the third highest grade in her section with an 81), also I noticed some girls crying afterwards. Anyways I was just wondering how getting a B in this class would look in the eyes of the adcom? Is there any way to let them know about the professor without seeming like Im making excuses?
     
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    No. I'm sorry to say this but... You are screwed. You should try applying to dental school.
     
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    I think you are out of the running for medical school. Have you considered law?
     
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    i dunno, even dental school is a long shot after getting that B in lab
     
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    :laugh: You guys are so cruel.


    OP: Relax and repeat after me "No one will care that I got a B in organic lab"..."No one will care that I got a B in organic lab"....
     
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    im gonna have to agree with the dental school route

    ...even then youll have to apply early and broadly
     
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    You got a B. GET OVER IT!!! Join the real world!
     
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    dude I got a B in organic lab...along with a couple other Bs, including general chem lab, B+'s in general chem and calc 1, and a C+ in calc 2.

    you'll be fine. just keep the grades that matter high (i.e. all upper division bio and chem courses...especially biochem, if you take it).
     
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    I don't even know where to begin...
     
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    The average gpa for medical school is not 4.0, relax...:laugh:
     
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    It's a B >_>.

    Jesus, your 3.8-9 GPA

    horrible.

    :p
     
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    Hope your Burger flipping certificate is still valid. With that B in orgo Lab... I can see "do you want french fries" in your future.
     
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    STFU you whiny ass baby! You obviously have some maturity issues.
     
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    They went home -- and sat in a hot bath -- opened up their veins -- and bleed to death.. And sometimes had a little party before they did it...
     
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    I think it'll be okay.....:rolleyes:
     
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    I think you definitely need to retake the class, try getting a new professor, oh and yeah I think you should reconsider and do something not involving healthcare because you have to know all the orgo rxns by heart in order to treat people!
     
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    nice pic! ;)
     
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    i hate pre-med kids
     
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    you cry now

    but soon

    you will slowly start to accept them... and then accumulate more:thumbup:
     
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    Is it me, or if pre-meds don't receive an 'A' in the class, it's the professor's fault? Oh, my gosh, she expected you to learn the entire textbook without actually teaching it to you. Such blasphemy from that professor. The good news is that you will never have to do any of that self learning in medical school, so rest your little heart. Everything you need to know will be organized and indexed for you in lecture, and if you are lucky enough to go to a PBL school, they will just attach an IV and feed the knowledge to you intravenously. We all sympathize with your plight.
     
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    I feel your pain. I got a B in the lab too, BUT I WAS ONLY 10 POINTS AWAY FROM AN A!!!:(

    I just stood their in front of the prof shocked....he told me not to be so hard on my self. Easy for him to say...10 freaking points....after all that hard work I put in...
     
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    The OP isn't the only one with maturity issues...
     
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    oh ffs
     
  29. philios

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    nice example of showing the maturity high-ground. I was under the impression that organic lab was one of the most reviewed courses by adcoms, since it involves both a difficult subject (organic chemistry) and is lab-based. It seems like this is the kind of course that would be most scrutinized by schools.
     
  30. IceMan0824

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    Take a guess how much organic chemistry knowledge you will need in medical school.
     
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    I'm just like you- a perfectionist. When I get a B in a class, I go nuts (I know, it's stupid). But like everyone said, it really isn't a big deal, and I'm pretty sure I'll get used to it as the classes get harder....
     
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    Thank you! Senior year spring break in Cabo San Lucas... those were the days:love:

    OP, contrary to popular belief (or at least yours) B's are OKAY
     
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    You know I used to laugh about this too but last block I had to draw out the pathways in the synthesis of the various amino acids. It was no fun. :mad:

    Moral of the story is never say never in med school.

    Oh and don't sweat the B :p I have 2 C's for organic and now I'm honoring Biochem in med school. :hardy:
     
  34. towards stardom

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    no one actually answered your question though...

    no, there is no way to present the unfairness of your professor without seeming to make excuses. why? because you ARE making excuses. this is life, ur gonna have to put up with people who need a neural transplant, but it doesnt matter because they are only controlling this little aspect in your life

    plus, u bring this up, theyll laugh at you as soon as you say "i got a b" and wont even let you finish. rest assured that even this a** of a professor got at least one b in his lifetime. who knows? maybe it was in the class hes teaching now :p
     
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    I think there's actually something worthwhile in your post, shockingly. A lot of people advise taking orgo labs the semester AFTER the corresponding lecture, and your situation seems to be a good example of why not to take them at the same time.

    As for the rest, I agree with stardom.
     
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    I personally wouldn't stress a B, but beware I posted a similar issue on here but I had a "C" in bio 2. Most of the people that posted on my thread was rude and cruel and not sincere, but there were some that were nice and sincere.

    Don't worry, You'll be fine.
     
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    Boo pucking hoo!!!!!! I got a C in both Gen Chems!!!!
     
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    It stinks to get a grade you don't feel that you deserved in a class that demands so much in-class time for so little credit. Many a pre-med, however, have gotten Bs and Cs in organic class and/or organic lab and have gone on to have successful medical school stories.

    Relax! Your finals are over. Try to Rock in biochem if you take it!
     
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    Excellent use of the smileys here. We have the angry face emphasizing your displeasure with the amino acid pathways, then the light-hearted tongue face expressing the levity of your past indiscretions, then the party hat to cap off your triumph. You have taken us on a trip that only emoticons can. I weep for the beauty...
     
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    I never understood why people always made O chem to be the most important pre-med class. It is just one of many BCPM classes. I highly doubt Adcoms go down the list and scrutinize your individual classes unless they can't decide between two similarly qualified candidates. Part of going through the admissions process is owning up to past mistakes (which I don't think this is one) and being mature about it. You are always going to have different profs who teach differently, so learn what you can and move on. Oh and to restate what everyone else said, a B is not a big deal. It's your cumulative that matters. Hell, I got 3 F's, a few D's, many C's and I still got my one acceptance.:hardy:
     
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    I was just kidding...obviously I wouldn't suggest the OP had maturity issues if I called him/her a "whiny ass baby." To the OP, don't worry about it, it's a tough class...it'll be ok.
     
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    I got a C+ in physics lab and still got into med school...
     
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    Yeah! Thanks!:) :)

    ::Back to topic at hand...:::::rolleyes:
     
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    It may not be a B in orgo but whiny attitude that would preclude you from getting an acceptance--so keep working and don't make excuses.
     
  47. chable

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    Here's what you do: Take organic chem lab in a Canadian school twice and receive A+ both times. Averaging out, that should give you an A average. You'll be fine after that. :thumbup:
     
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    Maybe the OP was snark. After all these grade threads I've been tempted to start a "OMG A- IN OCHEM II!!" discussion. Of course, I refrained.
     
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    Did you ask if you could retake the lab? Do they average the new grade and the old grade or do they take the new one inleu of the old one?
     
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    To be honest, trying to excuse a B to an adcom may actually hurt you. YOU earned the B. The professor wasn't responsible. Making excuses for a grade that doesn't involve some terrible personal crisis is petty and shows a lack of maturity and self-awareness.
     

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