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Just got my first "B"

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by MortellarPreMed, Dec 19, 2012.

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  1. MortellarPreMed

    MortellarPreMed 2+ Year Member

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    Im a junior who just received my first "B" in Public Speaking (I have received 2 B+'s though in the past)...this is why i hate Gen Eds!!!! Being the anal retentive / perfectionist I am, do med schools care about this sort of grade in this sort of class?
     
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  3. Jerry22

    Jerry22 2+ Year Member

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    Do we have a troll on our hands?
     
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  4. mcloaf

    mcloaf 5+ Year Member

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    Good lord.
     
  5. H Y F R

    H Y F R 2+ Year Member

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    It's over. Give up.
     
  6. Twinnering

    Twinnering Accepted Class of 2017 =)

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    Calm down, one B won't keep you away from medical school. Or 3 for that matter. That's probably still a 3.85-3.9 GPA...
     
  7. Irish Football

    Irish Football MCAT Rudy Ruettiger 2+ Year Member

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    Caribbean.
     
  8. Jerry22

    Jerry22 2+ Year Member

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    That's a bold statement, my friend. Everyone knows that the majority (~98%) of medical school applicants have a 4.0 GPA. Shockingly the same percentage of applicants score in the 99th percentile of the MCAT. And what's even more weird is that individuals with these stats make up 98% of SDN..
     
  9. sinombre

    sinombre 5+ Year Member

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    Cari-B-ean
     
  10. gettheleadout

    gettheleadout MS-2 Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Hey sliceofbread, you wanna get after OP for plagiarism? :laugh:

    It's fine, OP. Unless you did horribly in a course called Compassion and Respect Toward The Sick, it's unlikely a single grade is ever going to be a problem in an otherwise excellent academic record.
     
  11. Stumpyman

    Stumpyman 5+ Year Member

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    You're fine, man. Go drink some eggnog and sing Christmas carols.
     
  12. red doctober

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    As a physician, you will be talking to many people as part of your profession--patients, hospital staff, fellow attendings, boards/committees--and possibly lecturing students/residents and talking at large conferences. This B is extremely worrisome to me and most definitely admissions committee members because it says that you aren't up to snuff on talking in a professional setting. Retake and get an A for AACOMAS grade-replacement or start thinking of another profession where speaking isn't as vital.
     
  13. 487806

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    I know it's a joke. If not, see my signature.
     
  14. Twinnering

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    :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  15. Drogo

    Drogo hakuna matata 2+ Year Member

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    [​IMG]
     
  16. red doctober

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    me fail english? that's unpossible!
     
  17. MortellarPreMed

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    To be honest everyone this was a sincere post. I take school very seriously and have been brought up to belive that A's are the key to the future (med school) I cant tell who is being serious in their responses and who is not. I just have a dream of being a physician and do not want anything to stop me
     
  18. red doctober

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    Posts #5, 9, & 10 were serious. You're welcome.

    Edit: Post #18 is also serious. #20, 21, 22, & 23 as well. #24! #24 is a treasure of a post!
     
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  19. grizdad

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    Congratulations! Like the first scratch on a new car. Now you don't have to stress about it anymore.
     
  20. 487806

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    Nah. Don't believe (!) this. You made it clear in your original post that you were joking. Otherwise, look in my signature.
     
  21. Irish Football

    Irish Football MCAT Rudy Ruettiger 2+ Year Member

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    :thumbup:

    And OP, our sarcasm was our way of showing you how it is a "serious" waste of time to worry about one B.
     
  22. Juan Solo

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    Move on.
     
  23. Drogo

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    B-B-B-But relax man! It is almost Christmas. :)
     
  24. Don't worry that one B won't stop you.
     
  25. Twinnering

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    Okay, I'll bite and probably regret this. Yes, it is good to take your education seriously. A good amount of people on here have a drive and a dream to become a physician as well. The reason you're getting these sarcastic posts is because of the whole "anal-retentive" thing.

    There's a lot more than A's that go into this whole process. Let me give you some food for thought, I know someone who has a perfect GPA and is sitting pretty with a higher than 34/35 MCAT...got a decent number of interviews, has not gotten into ANY of the schools this individual has heard back from. He is known to have an "anal-retentive" personality. Just saying?

    Becoming a physician entails having the academic/intellectual aptitude to handle the profession. The sooner you figure out that all of this just centered solely on a few Bs, the more likely you'll be successful.
     
  26. Eon

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    B? How about Born to not go to med school? Look for a new career and quickly before, god forbid, you get anything lower than an A.
     
  27. Jerry22

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    This kid will have a heart attack in medical school, assuming a school is forgiving enough to let someone in with such atrocious stats...
     
  28. Jerry22

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    P.S. I commend you if you're a troll.
     
  29. 487806

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    Wouldn't be surprised if he is.

     
  30. Twinnering

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    LOL. My number one question for trolls is where do they find all this free time? :confused:
     
  31. MedPR

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    Trolololol

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  32. MedPR

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    The most effective way to troll a troll?

    "you have no life" and "where do you get all this free time?"

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  33. 487806

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    When they find a fishing rod... :scared:
     
  34. Irish Football

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    One makes time for things they love to do.
     
  35. TriagePreMed

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    You're damaged goods now, buddy. A "B" in public speaking? Who wants a doctor that's basically stumbling on his shoe laces when talking to them? Nobody. Consider yourself lucky if you get interviews in Osteopathic programs.
     
  36. argama

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    damn man that sucks. Harvard Med is gunna look at that and conclude that you won't be good at presenting case reports as a doctor and will with ~99% probability reject you solely because of that "B" in Public speaking. I guess you're gunna have to settle for something less, like UCSF or Yale or something. Maybe even UCLA med.

    In all seriousness, why you stressing over "one B"? -__________-
     
  37. Twinnering

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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  38. MedPR

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  39. silverturtle

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    Your first B? Welcome to the club.
     
  40. silverturtle

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    :boom:
     
  41. Praefectus

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    No its not going to matter much....
     
  43. sliceofbread136

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    Ya man wth is this crap.
     
  44. AestheticGod

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    Aren't mods IP banning these guys?
     
  45. IslandStyle808

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    I kinda want to make fun of you (since you don't know how to use the search feature) but I will hold back. :smuggrin:

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  46. Irish Football

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    ?
     
  47. gettheleadout

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    On a serious note, users should use the Report Post function to report violations of the Terms of Service (which, in addition, all users should actually read... Ahem...).


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  48. 487806

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  49. princessbooty

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    Just rock the MCAT and you'll be fine.
     
  50. Irish Football

    Irish Football MCAT Rudy Ruettiger 2+ Year Member

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    I hope you're either joking or not talking about me.

    I remember someone else with a similar reply in another thread...
    You were talking about banning OP, correct?
     
  51. fahdh23

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    Don't apply. Switch to music.

    Seriously, though, our GPAs are likely similar. Just have one in mind that you don't want to drop below. I suggest 3.85...it might be annoying to get Bs, but meh don't worry
     
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