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Hi,

Our school told us that our classes are all Pass/Fail. Does this mean anything? Isn't there still access to class rank? Also, is class rank that important for residencies? Thanks!
 

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Most schools that do this still rank which is important for deans letters and AOA. Rarely some schools will only rank based on clinical years.
 

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Depends on your school.

Some Pass/Fail schools still internally rank their students. Some don't and are "true" P/F. Some schools are more open about this than others. If you're comfortable posting the school, perhaps you can get more accurate information, but just saying your school is P/F without context doesn't really mean much because of the amount of variation.
 

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Additionally, many are Honors/High Pass/Pass/Fail which is the same as A/B/C/F but they hope their students are too dumb to notice.
 
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Additionally, many are Honors/High Pass/Pass/Fail which is the same as A/B/C/F but they hope their students are too dumb to notice.
I mean, I think it's different. Just because there are an equal number of grades you can get doesn't mean they're the same. At my school, preclinical grades were H/HP/P/F but HP was a very tiny group of students that narrowly missed honors. You could score 88% in a course overall and get a P. This is not the same as getting a C.
 

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I mean, I think it's different. Just because there are an equal number of grades you can get doesn't mean they're the same. At my school, preclinical grades were H/HP/P/F but HP was a very tiny group of students that narrowly missed honors. You could score 88% in a course overall and get a P. This is not the same as getting a C.
Yeah that's worse. We're A->F, ranked down to XX.X%, I'll take that any day.