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can anyone pls tell me how much is the importance of med school percentages?
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Hi, kalyan!

I'm also curious about the importance of the overall med school GPA.
I'm an IMG, class of 2016, and I am considering applying for the US residency in about 3-4 years. My planned overall GPA would be somewhere between 3.75-3.80/4.00 (still have this one year to go). I don't know how that compares with others (US and IMGs). Is it a bit on the low side? Is it a good GPA?

I know residency programs place a heavy weight on the USMLE scores and LORs, but still, how do they evaluate college grades?

Thanks!
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Btw, just found this older post:

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I think it's pretty useful.

Still, I would appreciate any further input.
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can anyone pls tell me how much is the importance of med school percentages?
pls reply.
I once brought up this question to a OBGYN program director.
He said, they will definitely look at your med school performance, even it is a foreign med school. Because OBGYN is more surgical, he wouldn't appreciate someone who failed anatomy.

I think what he was trying to say is, they won't use it to rank applicants, but to exclude students that couldn't even pass exams in their home country. As long as your transcript showed you are a normal student, you'll be fine.
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Thank u so much for ur reply sumashi.
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