Actually, its been shown that surgeons that play video games perform better in simulated surgery. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/02/070220012341.htm
As robotic surgery becomes more common, you can expect to see medical school incorporate some or of surgical video game in their training curriculum.
As far as grades are concerned, ones chances of getting into medical school with a C average is highly unlikely. The average GPA of medical school matriculants is 3.5+. In Ph.D. science programs, you get kicked out if your GPA drops below a 3.0. All my bases are covered.
I never had a lot of time because of the rigorous demands of my chosen field of study. I started playing FFXI during the summer of the PC release I quit maybe a year ago with my black mage at level 68 an practically none of the story line complete (Rank 5, barely half way through Zilart...). Looking forward to FF14 because it may be better for people like me who enjoyed 11 but simply didn't have the time to put in.
Working on my Ph.D. and studying for MCAT... Will I even have time to play?
I'd be much better off knowing my doctor didnt take the time and get a "C" average cause they were too busy to study playing a video game... lol Edited, Aug 7th 2010 4:42pm by Myzldas