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Which is better: B+ or A- ?

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  1. MDHopeful08

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    .....I think a B+ is better. You know why? B/c an A- is like a silver medal in the olympics. Silver medal means you lost first place, whereas a bronze medal means you Won third place. Similarly, an A- means you were so close, close enough to smell it, but you lost that A. Whereas a B+ means you weren't close enough to get the A anyway, (you were nowhere near being in a smellable vicinty), so you feel like you gained a B+. :thumbup:. Now, all I've got to do is get AMCAS to accept this theory. B+'s unite, our day is coming!!
     
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    hahaha...although I think an A- definitely looks better than a B+, I think a B looks better than a B+. The "+" stands out too much;)
     
  4. Brown8472

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    Trust me! If you are coming from a tough school and applying to med school, you need to squeeze those grade sheets to the last drop i.e. I will take an A- anyday over a B+. I despise those B+'s.:cool:
     
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    when did a lower grade become better then a higher grade?.....LOL
     
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    Normally I'd be ok with either....except where I am now only has A, B, C etc. So no +/- makes a BBBIIIIGGG difference about whether I'm ok with a true B+ or A-.
     
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    well, a B is a B is a B is a B

    and A is an A is an A is an A.
     
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    Mathematically, an A- is 3.7. A B+ is 3.3. Guess which one will bring down your GPA.
     
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    no it isn't
     
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    It was at my school. (Well, 3.67 and 3.33 respectively)
     
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    I always assumed A- was 3.5

    Oh well
     
  12. time md

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    I will take an A- over a B+ any day.
     
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    haha. yes it is.
     
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    not when your b's are 3.5's.
     
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  15. surfstarj

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    That's called grade inflation.

    And AMCAS doesn't recognize that anyway. 3.3=B+, 3.7=A-, 4.0=A...
     
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    Last I checked, A is higher than B, regardless of +/- signs.
     
  17. What the pho

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    If you need to ask this then I don't think med school is for you. What is better a died patient or live patient.:rolleyes:
     
  18. ChubbyChaser

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    A- or B+??? Neither...Premeds have to make all A+s and everyone knows that
     
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    Duh, a live patient is better than a DIED patient;)
     
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    A "died patient"? Yea, the guy joking around is the stupid one. Kudos on the rolley-eyes, very clever.
     
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    Threads like these make me wanna take a break from this forum...
     
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    yes it is..... you'd have a 3.5 if you had an equal number of B+ and A- grades...

    A: 4.0
    A-: 3.7
    B+: 3.3
    B: 3.0
    B-: 2.7
    C+: 2.3
    C: 2.0
     
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    In my opinion, an A is always better than B.
     
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    i don't get the OP's logic (because there is no logic)

    A-=3.7
    B+=3.3

    A- is always better.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that's the same opinion of all med schools.

    Why is this a thread?
     
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    I've read a lot of dumb arguments on this forum, but this one takes the cake. :laugh:
     
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    So does that mean a 3.5 is an amourphous grade?
     
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    You assume that interviewers look at your grades individually, which only happens with multiple "C or lower" grades in a semester.
     
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    In fifth grade I got an A- on a report on pandas. The dude sitting next to me got a B+ for his report on some other less important endangered species. For a moment I was really bummed, cause the + seemed like a good thing whereas my - seemed like a bad thing. Four seconds later I realized my thinking was flawed. Perhaps getting some fifth graders to work for AMCAS will help your cause.
     
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    are you high?

    and...

    IBTL :D
     
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    Which is better, a pile of money, or a punch in the face?

    (masochists need not reply)
     
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    just read the title of the thread.......B+ or A-.........B+ or A-........i mean come on....
     
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    and the post of the year goes to :laugh:
     
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    does this logic apply to the C+/B- borderline?

    a word to the wise: don't take honors orgo in your first semester at college, even if the placement tests tell you that you should :mad:
     
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    Is this really an honest question? Go ahead and "win" your bronze medal...I'm going for Silver at least....
     
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    You're an idiot.




    Edit: BAH stop bumping old threads
     
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    what weighs more, a pound of gold or a pound of troll meat?
     
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    Really? Did this really just get asked? At least he got banned ;)
     
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    haha i hope this person isn't for real? they're making the old Seinfield joke where 2nd place is the 1st place of losers. terrible thread lol A- all the way
     
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    troll meat
     
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    It's like the great Ricky Bobby said, "If you ain't first, you're LAST"
     
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    Which is better - a patient you ALMOST saved or one you BARELY saved?
     
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    Which is better? The drunk driver you BARELY saved or the little girl you ALMOST saved?
     
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    This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard.
















































































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    hah ha ricky bobby
     

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