Hmm.....could be....but I think politics plays more important roles than grades, boards, clinicals. Who do you know? How well do you know them? Is this person a family member? Etc.
Boards are also more important than your grades as well. Its the only way to compare you to the students across the country....not just your school. If your preclinical grades suck....rock the boards, rock your clinicals, youll end up at a good residency.
Originally posted by lisa13579 I agree that board scores determine ALOT!!!!!!! And whatever you do, don't take a preliminary year for surgery, you will be completely screwed the following year if your board scores are low.