Do grades matter in med school?
Medical school is in fact “school,” and just like every school, it relies on grades to stratify students into quartiles and ranks. It would be easy to say that grades are of the utmost importance so you should do your best and get the highest grades you can.
Is there a lot of math in med school?
A typical medical school will demand that you complete at least a year of calculus and/or statistics as part of your undergraduate education. Is mathematics useful for you as a doctor? Yes. You will use the concepts you learn in a mathematics class a lot more often than you realize.
How important are preclinical grades for residency?
Preclinical years are important for several reasons. First, if your institution has preclinical grades, starting medical school with good grades will be noticed on your residency application and will affect your eligibility for AΩA (if a chapter exists at your institution).
How important is class rank for residency?
67% ranking it on average 4/5 in importance means it’s pretty important. Top 10%, and bottom 10%. Some schools don’t rank their students so it’s a moot point. In general, if your school ranks you, top quartile and bottom 10% are significant.