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Pass/failing tech elective

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Genesis12, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Genesis12

    Genesis12 New Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 7, 2004
    I've done a search for pass/fail option, and the general consensus is that as long as the pass/fail class is not within your major, it seems to be ok.

    My present situation is that I could be forced to take a C in a graduate-level technical elective class. The difference between not pass-failing and pass-failing the class would be about 0.05 on my cumulative GPA (difference between a 3.65 and 3.70). The problem is that this class is within my major. Do you guys think I should just make the class pass-fail if I'm forced to take a C? I've heard that C's look disastrous on a med school transcript regardless. How about if I could pull a B (difference between 3.68 and 3.70)? Any input is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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  3. notdeadyet

    notdeadyet Still in California Moderator 10+ Year Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    No, they don't. I'd reckon that nationally as many medical students have a C on their transcript as don't. Just don't get too many.

    I wouldn't sweat a Pass grade on a non required class, especially since it's grad level. P/F doesn't look great, but neither does a C. But neither is going to keep you out of medical school.
  4. GreenShirt

    GreenShirt 10+ Year Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    The "P" won't count into your GPA, but the "C" will. I'd go with the P, however a lot of either doesn't look good.
  5. Wanna_B_Scutty

    Wanna_B_Scutty MS1 2+ Year Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    Seconded. Since it's not a requirement for med schools, I don't think anyone will care one way or the other about its status within your major.

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