Brown's open curriculum not good for medical?

<p>I heard from some people that a pass/fail-based system might work against pre-med students from getting into medical schools. Is this true? Do students have an option to choose letter grades? Help me out please. Thanks.</p>

<p>you can take all classes as either pass/fail or a/b/c/no credit. you can choose for each class whichever grading option you like. in terms of acceptance to medical/graduate school, it's probably a good idea to take classes within your major for letter grades, and save the pass/fail option for random classes you take outside your major.</p>

<p>Quick, I'm sorry, but are you looking at replies to your other posts? People have already explained the optional pass/fail (S/NC) system to you...</p>

<p>I've taken all of my classes at Brown for a letter grade; the exceptions being those courses that were designated as mandatory pass/fail (creative writing courses). The Satisfactory/No Credit grade option is just that: an option. Once you're here your advised to take courses pass/fail only under certain circumstances. Those circumstances include: 1. if you're taking five courses in a semester, 2. if you want to take a course that falls outside your area of general expertise (for me that would be language or dance) or 3. If the course is not required for your major and is also a gut.</p>

<p>Statistically, students at Brown take about 1 in every 5 courses on a pass/fail basis - but you don't have to take any courses pass/fail if you don't want to (except for writing classes, which are mandatory pass/fail). Students also do not, in my experience, select the pass/fail option for courses in their major or courses that are required for med school. The Med School Advisor at Brown, Dean Ripley, pretty much says that taking pre-med courses pass/fail is a bad idea (and people listen).</p>

<p>a question on pass/fail courses: Can you take courses at RISD pass/fail?</p>

<p>Almost all of my courses (if i get in) would be either my pre vet req's or my neuro major requirements. what then? I thought med/grad schools understood the brown system and didin't care?</p>