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Premed Requirements

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by justin342, Feb 13, 2002.

  1. justin342

    justin342 Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    How negatively does earning a 'C' in premed classes affect your chances of successfully getting into med school?
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  3. Optimistic

    Optimistic Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2001
    I guess it depends on how many 'c' you have. As long as there is only a 'c', it does not matter.
  4. Medic171

    Medic171 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    I got a 2.0 in my first semester of physics. It was a summer course, I got married that summer, and I worked full time. Every premed authority I have asked told me it will not be a big deal, just be prepared to justify to adcoms or interviewers why you slacked at that time. Also, be sure it is a rare occurrance. 1 or 2 C=OK if there is a reason, more than that=greatly decreased chances. One more thing, make sure you do not get a steady decline in grades. It is better to get A's and B's, and have a C or 2 thrown in then to get all A's, then all B's, then mostly C's.

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