Course evaluations from my 10+ years of teaching general and organic chemistry
just an aside, shouldn't paid be the correct spelling? and...........one class does not doom someone to not getting in med school, there are always retakes.
I suppose one class can always be the difference, and I have heard a few admission people mention that the organic chemistry grade is the first one they look at. The student did indicate an expected grade of B, and you know, plenty of people have gotten in with one of those.
Our rolls are full of pre-med wannabes. But seriously, would you go to a physician who couldn't get through organic chem? Would you trust that person if your life were on the line? NO! I understand we are tough, but these wannabes have to realize that the real world is a lot tougher, and if they can't make the cut in these early classes, they will never make the cut in med school. I would rather have a PR person who failed organic chem than a physician who eked by with a D+.I also think that these whiners are a result of two things that have changed in our society over the last decade or two: the "I can be anything I want to be" attitude, which is fine for 2nd graders but not for professionals if they're going to truly succeed, and No Child Left Behind, which should have left the poor achievers behind.