question about residency placement

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

  1. lizparker

    lizparker Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2001
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd appreciate some help with this question. Thanks!

    How much does your undergrad GPA count for when applying to residencies?
     
  2. Thread continues after this sponsor message. SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. AJM

    AJM SDN Moderator
    Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2001
    Messages:
    1,117
    Likes Received:
    3
    Status:
    Fellow [Any Field]
    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

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2001
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    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

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2000
    Messages:
    38,361
    Likes Received:
    26,321
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    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

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2000
    Messages:
    38,361
    Likes Received:
    26,321
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    BTW, I'll move this to the Rotations and Residencies Forum for ya. :D
     
  7. Pinky

    Pinky and the Brain

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2001
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    1
    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

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2001
    Messages:
    1,117
    Likes Received:
    3
    Status:
    Fellow [Any Field]
    Oops -- I forgot about that pesky SF Match. :)
     
  9. Amy

    Amy Animal Lover
    Physician

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2001
    Messages:
    1,002
    Likes Received:
    3
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Quick question: What's SF match?? :confused:
     
  10. PainMan

    PainMan Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2001
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Think Rice-A-Roni
     

Share This Page