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There seems to be a general thought that pre-clinical grades do not matter. How do your class rank/grades affect your chance on getting acceptance to a top ranked psychiatry program (Yale, Emory, NYU...)?
 

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There seems to be a general thought that pre-clinical grades do not matter. How do your class rank/grades affect your chance on getting acceptance to a top ranked psychiatry program (Yale, Emory, NYU...)?
As long as you didn't fail anything, you should be fine. Clinical grades are very important though.
 

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I was told over the summer by the PD of a very well-respected program that a single non-passing preclinical grade (and passing on first remediation) is not that big of a deal, but that a string of non-passing grades would raise a yellow flag (if not red). He also said exactly what Doc Samson did- clinical grades are VERY important.
 

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There seems to be a general thought that pre-clinical grades do not matter. How do your class rank/grades affect your chance on getting acceptance to a top ranked psychiatry program (Yale, Emory, NYU...)?
Clinical grades probably matter more than pre-clinical ones. You could probably fail one pre-clinical course and still be rankable at most top programs. Failing more than one course would not do your case good unless there was a good reason, e.g. was on opiate pain meds after a car accident and did not do well on a set of exams. Doing an away rotation at the program of interest would allow them to judge for themselves whether the poor grade was a true reflection of your ability or not.