I hate to make this part of my decision but, after 4 years of stressing over grades in undergrad (in contemplation of getting into med school), I dread going to a med school that gives letter grades rather than pass/fail or even the honors/high honors system. For those of you in schools with the traditional grading system, do you think it makes for fiercer competition among students? Are most grades given on a curve, or in reality are there few grades below a "C"? Are there benefits? If you had it to do over and had a choice, would you still go to your school in spite of the grading system? In other words, should this be a factor in my decision among schools? Any and all insights are appreciated!