Grades

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Ben25, May 8, 2007.

  1. Ben25

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2007
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    What is the deal with A/A-? At my school I need a 93+ for an A. I am not complaining I have a 3.87, science 3.92. I have never gotten a B, but I have gotten 5 A-'s. The A-'s were in the bio 1 lec, bio 2 lec, English comp1, precalc, bio 2 lec, and calc 1. I got A's in everthing else including gen chem 1 and 2 and all my labs. Also I have just finished my freshman year.

    What does an A-'s look like to med school even in bio which is a prereq? Thanks for the advice
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. ssquared

    ssquared Member
    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2006
    Messages:
    876
    Likes Received:
    3
    Status:
    Other Health Professions Student
    I think you will be ok. A-'s are fine. They come out to a 3.7, and since the average GPA is more like a 3.5/3.6, you've above the mean. It sounds like you're early in your pre-med career, so just keep on working hard and I think you'll find that you will be fine with even a lot of A-'s.

    (but they certainly can be frustrating, I understand that!)
     
  4. searun

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2006
    Messages:
    3,153
    Likes Received:
    7
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    If you rock the MCAT (35+), you will have a chance. Don't worry, just kill the MCAT when the time comes. A few A- won't destroy your chances, but don't let it happen again.
     
  5. evoviiigsr

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    0
    I hope that is sarcastic...
     
  6. blargh

    blargh Membership Revoked
    Removed

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    Messages:
    3,918
    Likes Received:
    2
    Status:
    Pre-Psychology
    isn't it great that they ding us for A-'s but don't reward us for A+'s
     
  7. gotmeds?

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2006
    Messages:
    993
    Likes Received:
    2
    Status:
    Medical Student
    There, there, little gunner. It'll be alright. People without 4.0's occasionally get into med school. It's rare, but it happens.
     
  8. paranoid_eyes

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    A-'s look like ****. your done for med school......:smuggrin: :smuggrin: :scared:
     
  9. RowaH

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    0
    Don't listen to these gunners, A- is more than enough to get into medical school. Which one, however, I can't say with any degree of certainty.
     
  10. roubs

    roubs Ph.D. Student
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,084
    Likes Received:
    4
    Status:
    Psychology Student
    Get ready to head to the caribbean
     

Share This Page