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Got a "B" in Organic Lab : (

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by philios, May 7, 2007.

  1. philios

    philios 2+ Year Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    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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  3. badasshairday

    badasshairday Vascular and Interventional Radiology 10+ Year Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    No. I'm sorry to say this but... You are screwed. You should try applying to dental school.
  4. Robizzle

    Robizzle 1K Member 2+ Year Member

    May 28, 2006
    Boston & NYC
  5. Bartelby

    Bartelby 10+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    I think you are out of the running for medical school. Have you considered law?
  6. tredici

    tredici Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2006
    i dunno, even dental school is a long shot after getting that B in lab
  7. baylormed

    baylormed On the Search 5+ Year Member

    Dec 4, 2005
    Right behind you
    :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"....
  8. xanthomondo

    xanthomondo nom nom nom Banned Physician 10+ Year Member

    im gonna have to agree with the dental school route

    ...even then youll have to apply early and broadly
  9. lsumedgirl

    lsumedgirl Livin' the dream! 2+ Year Member

    May 13, 2006
    You got a B. GET OVER IT!!! Join the real world!
  10. Kfire326

    Kfire326 7+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 2007
    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).
  11. Jack_Adam

    Jack_Adam Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    May 4, 2004
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I don't even know where to begin...
  12. UIC Killa

    UIC Killa EM ES ONE 5+ Year Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    The average gpa for medical school is not 4.0, relax...:laugh:
  13. On3H34rT

    On3H34rT Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2006
    It's a B >_>.

    Jesus, your 3.8-9 GPA


  14. arsenewenger

    arsenewenger 2+ Year Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    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.
  15. AnesthesiaMD

    AnesthesiaMD 2+ Year Member

    Jan 4, 2007

    STFU you whiny ass baby! You obviously have some maturity issues.
  16. notaroche

    notaroche 2+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    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...
  17. bostonpmed

    bostonpmed i 2+ Year Member

    Apr 19, 2007
    I think it'll be okay.....:rolleyes:
  18. Vano

    Vano 7+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    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!
  19. Bengalswillwin

    Bengalswillwin Banned Banned

    May 6, 2007
    nice pic! ;)
  20. bluesTank

    bluesTank Zombie 5+ Year Member

    Feb 2, 2007
    College Station, TX
  21. Blondnuttyboy

    Blondnuttyboy 7+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    i hate pre-med kids
  22. jojocola

    jojocola Senior Member 2+ Year Member

    May 19, 2006
    you cry now

    but soon

    you will slowly start to accept them... and then accumulate more:thumbup:
  23. blargh

    blargh Banned Banned

    Oct 24, 2006
    boohoo let me play you a sad song on the world's smallest violin
  24. IceMan0824

    IceMan0824 Holy crip, he's a crapple 5+ Year Member

    Dec 7, 2006
    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.
  25. Auron

    Auron Cruisin' the Cosmos 2+ Year Member

    Jan 21, 2007

    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...
  26. Meatwad

    Meatwad Reformed 7+ Year Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Formal post-bacc + SMP.
  27. xanthomondo

    xanthomondo nom nom nom Banned Physician 10+ Year Member

    The OP isn't the only one with maturity issues...
  28. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    oh ffs
  29. philios

    philios 2+ Year Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    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

    IceMan0824 Holy crip, he's a crapple 5+ Year Member

    Dec 7, 2006
    Take a guess how much organic chemistry knowledge you will need in medical school.
  31. AspiringOne

    AspiringOne New Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 7, 2006
    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....
  32. bostonpmed

    bostonpmed i 2+ Year Member

    Apr 19, 2007
    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
  33. Nodelphi

    Nodelphi Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 20, 2006
    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

    towards stardom life isnt fair...go deal 2+ Year Member

    May 4, 2007
    doesnt matter
    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
  35. KeyzerSoze

    KeyzerSoze Scrambled Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 14, 2005
    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.
  36. RadMD1day

    RadMD1day Cat Scan 2+ Year Member

    Jan 1, 2007
    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.
  37. Brigade4Radiant

    Brigade4Radiant 10+ Year Member

    Dec 13, 2006
    Boo pucking hoo!!!!!! I got a C in both Gen Chems!!!!
  38. KeyLime

    KeyLime 10+ Year Member

    Apr 5, 2000
    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!
  39. PepperMD

    PepperMD 2+ Year Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    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...
  40. riceman04

    riceman04 10+ Year Member

    Mar 21, 2005
    Los Angeles
    I feel like a Black Republican, money I got comin' in
    Can't turn my back on the hood, I got love for them
    Can't clean my act up for good, too much thug in 'em
    Probably in the back of the hood, I'm like "*uck it then"

    Huddlin' over the oven, we was like brothers then (What?)
    Though you was nothin' other than a son of my mother's friend
    We had governin', who would of thought the love would end
    Like ice cold album, all good things
    Neva thought we sing the same song that all hood sang
    Thought it was all wood-grain, all good brain
    You wouldn't bicker like the other fools talk good game
    Neva imagine all the disasters that one could reign
    Could bring!, should bling, the game, and I could
    It's kill or be killed, how could I refrain?
    And forever be in debt, that's never a good thing
    To the pressure for success can put a good strain
    On a friend you call best, and yes it could bring
    Out the worst in every person, even the good's insane
    Though we rehearsed, it's just ain't the same
    When you put in the game at age sixteen
    Then you mix things: like cars, jewelry, and miss things
    Jealousy, ego, and pride, and this brings
    It all to a head like coin, cha-ching
    The rule of evil strikes again, this could sting
    Now the team got beef between the Post and the Point
    This puts the ring in jeopardy - indefinitely

    I feel like a black militant takin' over the government
    Can't turn my back on the hood, too much love for them
    Can't clean my act up for good, too much thug in 'em
    Probably in up back in the hood, I'm like, "*uck it then"

    I'm back in the hood, they like, "Hey Nas" (Uh)
    Blowin' on purp', reflectin' on they lives
    Couple of fat cats, couple of A.I.'s
    Dreamin' of fly $hit instead of them gray skies
    Gray 5's, hate guys wishin' our reign dies
    Pitch, sling pies, and n***** they sing, "why"?
    Guess they ain't strong enough to handle their jail time
    Weak minds, keep tryin', follow the street signs
    I'm standin' on the roof of my building
    I'm feelin' - the whirlwind of beef, I inhale it
    Just like an acrobat ready to hurl myself though the hoops of fire
    Sippin' 80 proof, bulletproof under my attire
    Could it be the forces of darkness, against hood angels of good
    That forms street politics - makes a sweet honest kid
    Turn illegal for commerce - to get his feet out of them Converse
    That's my word

    Courtesy of Nas and Jay-Z
  41. Tribeca

    Tribeca Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 29, 2005
    Triangle Below Canal
    Are you wearing a Burberry bikini? Cute!
  42. Corndog67

    Corndog67 Second Job=Garden Gnome 2+ Year Member

    Dec 15, 2006
    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:
  43. AnesthesiaMD

    AnesthesiaMD 2+ Year Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    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'll be ok.
  44. LolaGene

    LolaGene 7+ Year Member

    Nov 19, 2006
    I got a C+ in physics lab and still got into med school...
  45. bostonpmed

    bostonpmed i 2+ Year Member

    Apr 19, 2007
    Yeah! Thanks!:) :)

    ::Back to topic at hand...:::::rolleyes:
  46. Vano

    Vano 7+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    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

    chable A sphincter says, "what." 7+ Year Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Club Silencio
    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:
  48. roubs

    roubs Ph.D. Student 7+ Year Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    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.
  49. automangts

    automangts 7+ Year Member

    Oct 13, 2006
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  50. Dooooom

    Dooooom Member 5+ Year Member

    Feb 14, 2006
    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?
  51. ADeadLois

    ADeadLois Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2005
    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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