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Will a few B's keep me from a selective medical school?

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  1. Pre-Medical
So for the standard pre-med requirement courses I have the following grades:
Bio 1: A
Bio 2: A
Gen Chem 1: A
Gen Chem 2: B
Orgo 1: A
Orgo 2: A
Orgo Lab: A-
Physics 1: A
Physics 2: A
Biochem: B

But I have a science GPA of 3.9 and overall GPA of 3.92 because I got mostly A's in my math courses (I'm a math major). I also got a 524 on my MCAT. Do you think my non-A chem courses will keep me from an admission to a selective med school? I can retake the biochem course this summer and potentially get an A in it. Is this worth it?
 
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  1. Medical Student
So for the standard pre-med requirement courses I have the following grades:
Bio 1: A
Bio 2: A
Gen Chem 1: A
Gen Chem 2: B
Orgo 1: A
Orgo 2: A
Orgo Lab: A-
Physics 1: A
Physics 2: A
Biochem: B

But I have a science GPA of 3.9 and overall GPA of 3.92 because I got mostly A's in my math courses (I'm a math major). I also got a 524 on my MCAT. Do you think my non-A chem courses will keep me from an admission to a selective med school? I can retake the biochem course this summer and potentially get an A in it. Is this worth it?

I'm hoping this is is a trolling post designed to give stress-relief. But no, you should be fine.
 
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So for the standard pre-med requirement courses I have the following grades:
Bio 1: A
Bio 2: A
Gen Chem 1: A
Gen Chem 2: B
Orgo 1: A
Orgo 2: A
Orgo Lab: A-
Physics 1: A
Physics 2: A
Biochem: B

But I have a science GPA of 3.9 and overall GPA of 3.92 because I got mostly A's in my math courses (I'm a math major). I also got a 524 on my MCAT. Do you think my non-A chem courses will keep me from an admission to a selective med school? I can retake the biochem course this summer and potentially get an A in it. Is this worth it?
Oh hell, It's app season, isn't it.

The median at Harvard and Stanford class schools is 3.9. That means their students are as imperfect as you.
 
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