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Q about Post-docs

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by NiceDriveway, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. NiceDriveway

    NiceDriveway 5+ Year Member

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  3. Neuro-Dr

    Neuro-Dr SDN Advisor SDN Advisor 5+ Year Member

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    A post-doc is required for licensure. Are you asking about doing a specific post-doc in a hospital to later go on to get a job in the same area?
     
  4. NiceDriveway

    NiceDriveway 5+ Year Member

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    joetro Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    My understanding is that grades in grad school are not very important.
     
  6. NiceDriveway

    NiceDriveway 5+ Year Member

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  7. psychwhy

    psychwhy Simply disillusioned 2+ Year Member

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    Not sure why you are fixated on "good" grades in grad school ...

    In reality, conventional "good" grades are pretty much mandatory in grad school as a "C" is considered failing in many programs.
     
  8. Therapist4Chnge

    Therapist4Chnge Neuropsych Ninja Faculty Faculty Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    "B equals P....h....D."

    That being said, Anything less than a B isn't acceptable, and most still get A's.

    -p
     
  9. LadyInRed

    LadyInRed 2+ Year Member

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    Speaking of grades, are grad school grades still calculated to give you a GPA? Do internship sites and post-doc sites compare students on their grad school GPAs, or look go see how students did in specific courses? Or is it just assumed that if you are able to graduate you did fine in your courses, and grades aren't considered later at all?
     
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    NiceDriveway 5+ Year Member

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    phd2006 Life is a Highway 2+ Year Member

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    I don't know how heavily grades are weighted for internship apps. However, the majority of internship sites I applied to required graduate transcripts, and about 2/3rds of those also required undergrad transcripts.

    No one has asked me for a transcript or my GPA since graduating.
     
  12. Therapist4Chnge

    Therapist4Chnge Neuropsych Ninja Faculty Faculty Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I'd guess it is to make sure there isn't anything too glaring (F/D/C in an important class the first time around) I'd be pretty surprised if a site looked for a 3.9, and cut all of the 3.8's.

    -t
     
  13. Lunabin

    Lunabin New Member 2+ Year Member

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    In my applications for postdocs - programs want to see what classes I took - by being in internship, they assume I passed. No one cares if you're straight A's or straight B's - it doesn't matter.
     

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