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Organic chemistry lab grade as important as lecture grade?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by frozentears, May 15, 2008.

  1. frozentears

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    Do medical schools look at organic chemistry lab grades as closely as lecture grades?
     
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  3. Isoprop

    Isoprop Fascinating, tell me more
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    probably

    but it's not as important for your gpa b/c it probably has a lower # of credits/units.
     
  4. John A Zoidberg

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    If you're in a state u system where the state undergrad schools give a large number of A's and B's in organic lab (and few A's in lecture), then I imagine the lab being of less importance since the majority have B+/A whereas a far lesser number are so for the lecture. If you're in a system known to have a lab equally as hard as the lecture, then the importance of the lab grade increases.... somewhat intuitive. Might help if we knew whether or not you're part of a large state system.
     
  5. TheRealMD

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    Schools rarely look at individual grades because it doesn't mean much. It's consistent performance over time that matters more.
     
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    umm....i don't know what state you're referring to, but ochem and gchem labs at my state school were fairly hard and most people got C's...
     
  7. UVAbme2009

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    Lab is infinitely harder at UVA than lecture is. The concepts are actually very easy. The lab reports are a breeze to write, even though they are detailed. But when you get to a final that has half of its questions in the form of "Which of these are/are not involved in the synthesis of X", and the answers are always A,B,C, A and B, A, B and C, then you run into problems. Especially when the average of the class is set to a C, and pretty much whatever you get on the final is what you get in the class. I got an A- in both lectures, and a B and B- in the labs. Go figure.
     

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