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question about residency placement

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by lizparker, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. lizparker

    lizparker Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'd appreciate some help with this question. Thanks!

    How much does your undergrad GPA count for when applying to residencies?
     
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  3. AJM

    AJM SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Residency programs don't receive your undergrad GPA when you apply. As far as what they find out about your undergrad activities, you will be able to list awards and honors that you had, or significant activities that you did during undergrad as well as where you went to college and your major, but that's about it. The time period that really counts are what and how you did during med school.

    Oh yeah -- they don't know your MCAT scores either. :)
     
  4. 7ontheline

    7ontheline Member 10+ Year Member

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    Actually, the SF Match (Optho, ENT, Neuro, Neurosurg) requires your college transcript, which probably has your GPA on it. It means nothing though. Residency programs couldn't care less.
     
  5. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    Some residency programs, especially those in more competitive fields, DO care (or at least ask for the transcripts). When I applied for Plastics programs (not through the SF match) several programs asked for undergrad transcripts and MCAT scores.

    Rest assured, most do not. :D
     
  6. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    BTW, I'll move this to the Rotations and Residencies Forum for ya. :D
     
  7. Pinky

    Pinky and the Brain 10+ Year Member

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    During several neurology interviews (SF Match) my interviewers have been very interested in my undergraduate grades which are included in the SF Match application. Questions asked include: why I took a philosophy class pass/fail, why I only took one year of a foreign language course, why I got a B in a biochem. So, it does matter to some extent.
     
  8. AJM

    AJM SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Oops -- I forgot about that pesky SF Match. :)
     
  9. Amy

    Amy Animal Lover Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Quick question: What's SF match?? :confused:
     
  10. PainMan

    PainMan Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    anywhere but here
    Think Rice-A-Roni
     

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