Mar 31, 2013
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Hello all,

I was wondering if preclinical grades were an important factor for getting into the residency of your choice? My school does pass/fail ("no honors") whatever that means, but I have been trying to make sure I study hard just in case.
Had 1 test in Microscopic Cells and Tissue and 1 in Anatomy/Histology and got Bs on both. What grades do you need in order to get into a specialty like Emergency Medicine, for example?

Thanks in advance


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Find out if there is class ranking at your school - this is one way the P/F schools still stratify their students. EM is not particularly competitive itself, and even as such traditionally the preclinical grades aren't the defining factor for most specialties as I understand it. Step 1 and clinical grades will certainly be important.

Focus on passing and learning the material well, you're a long way off.

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