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W's on grad. transcripts, how does it affect your match?

Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by exmike, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. exmike

    exmike NOR * CAL
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    May 19, 2003
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    in regards to the match processes asking for your graduate transcripts. I am contemplating taking a W in a class this semester in a grad course (biostats) b/c I've taking the class already in another grad program (MPH) but my current program wont let me place out of it. I'd rather not take a class I spent two years studying in public health school. Do you think that W will be frowned upon? My grad grades in this program are good otherwise. Or should I suck it up and just take the class?
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  3. Andrew_Doan

    Andrew_Doan Doc, Author, Entrepreneur
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    Oct 1, 2002
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    I don't think graduate courses are looked at that carefully. The most important criteria will be, in no particular order:

    1) USMLE
    2) LORs
    3) AOA
    4) Grades in core clerkships
    5) Medical school attended
    6) Dean's letter

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