Just got back my grade in a specialty unrelated to what I want to do, got a HP even though I crushed the shelf and got great comments on my evals, but one of the attendings (who I never worked with or spoke to outside of one lecture) gave the classic, good student, worked hard, keep reading 3/5. I emailed the clerkship director and he essentially said everyone gets great comments, the numbers sank me. Is it worth appealing to my student dean? This is like the fourth time this year this has happened and I am so fed up with the way we are graded (I know I'm not a special snowflake who deserves all honors but this rotation particularly stings because I put so much into it). I want to go to a competitive specialty so I'm pretty anxious about my grades at this point (like half honors, half HP).