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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Kraus, May 17, 2002.

  1. Kraus

    Kraus Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 31, 2002
    This is my second question here, so bear with me.
    Is it extremely important to graduate with honors? How greatly would it affect my chances of being admitted to (any) med school.

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  3. rxfudd

    rxfudd 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 13, 2001
    Chicago suburbs
    Little to none...

    Having said that, however, always shoot for the top :D Every little bit helps, right?
  4. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    I concur with the little to none.
  5. Kraus

    Kraus Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 31, 2002
    I'm hoping the vast majority of replies concur with you two, if they do thats good.
  6. MUN2005

    MUN2005 Miner? 7+ Year Member

    Aug 19, 2001
    At my school anyway, and I'm sure alot are the same, doing honours is a good way to get some research experience under your belt. And since you work closely with a supervisor / prof, it can also get you a decent LOR. But I don't think adcoms will expect you to have it, for most, it is just an extra.
  7. banannie

    banannie Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 19, 2002
    Durham, NC
    I think it depends on how many people at your school graduate with honors.

    Like at my school, something like 90% graduated with honors last year. . . so if you were in the other 10% you might look pretty dumb. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    awwww, man. grade inflation sucks!
  8. TommyGunn04

    TommyGunn04 10+ Year Member

    Mar 7, 2002
    Durham, NC
    And if you apply during your senior year schools won't even know until you've already been accepted/rejected (with the exception of any waitlists you're on after graduation, if they require a transcript)!
  9. Jessica

    Jessica Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 7, 2001
    IMO getting honors *might* help - but it certainly is not necessary.

    If you are high enough in your class to qualify for grad. with honors, you are likely eligable for membership in honor societies, which is nice (but certainly not absolutely necessary) to pad the academic awards/honors section of your AMCAS.

    If you're up there, more power to you... if you aren't, there are a LOT of other positives that are factors in making a strong application, so don't stress. Just focus on the other good things that you have going for you, and play those up instead.

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