Dismiss Notice
SDN members see fewer ads and full resolution images. Join our non-profit community!

Organic Nightmare

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by scu, May 14, 2002.

  1. scu

    scu New Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2002
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just recieved a C- in orgo II...ugh. I recieved a B- in orgo I and have a 3.6 gpa. I'm planning to retake it, but would really appreciate any inspirational stories. Has anyone had to take it twice?
     
  2. Thread continues after this sponsor message. SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. Darth Vader

    Darth Vader Banned
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 5, 2002
    Messages:
    1,416
    Likes Received:
    0
    You can retake it, but I know of one student who had a C in orgo and still got into Wash U medical. I think that she had straight As in everything else though, and I don't think that she retook her C in orgo either.
     
  4. NUgirl

    NUgirl Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2002
    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    1
    I don't know if you necessarily need to retake the class. Your GPA is high, so it shows that the C- is not a "regular occurence." Just be able to explain it at interviews if asked about it. Im sure youll be fine even if you dont retake it! But if itll make you feel better and youre sure you can raise it to at LEAST a B then by all means take it again.
     
  5. rpames

    rpames Optometrist

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2000
    Messages:
    1,179
    Likes Received:
    2
    Status:
    Optometrist
    This isn't inspirational but I think you will have to repeat Orgo II because a C- works out to a like 1.8 or somthing and the schools req. a 2.0. I think that is the case, if not someone correct me. I'm probably going to retake it too.
    :mad:
     
  6. PACmatthew

    PACmatthew Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am a PA in family poractice, starting medical school in 3 months. One of the physicians that I refer to is a cardiologist, and she failed Org I the first time, and made a C the second time. Ochem is one of the classes that many medical students made B's or even C's in. It is forgiveable if you have great grades otherwise.
     
  7. scu

    scu New Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2002
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks you all for the feedback. It helps me to put things in perspective and to forge ahead undaunted. Best of luck to you all and I'll see you on the other side (regardless of how long it takes!).

    "If you're going through hell...keep walking."
    - Winston Churchill
     
  8. drchris33

    drchris33 MSIV

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2002
    Messages:
    583
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Another idea instead of retaking organic might to take a higher level biology or biochem class. This will show the admissions people that you can function and understand in an upper division class. Just check out your school's list of courses and find an upper level or even grad level course in like micro, virology, or something to that effect.
    That is just a suggestion!

    Chris
     

Share This Page