Hi all, I am new to this forum, but I already love what I see. I was going to ask about my chances in this upcoming cycle starting May. I am a senior chemical engineer in a very good Texas public UG university. I have a 3.4 overall, and somewhere between a 3.0 and a 3.4 BCMP (depending on how they count my classes). These grades are not good! I made the decision to go to med school recently, after taking physiology, performing animal surgery in my research lab and volunteering this summer at a hospital. However, do you guys think I have a shot at getting in to a medical school this year? I really want to go into the UT branch (SW, UTMB), which is not exactly setting my sights too high or too low. I am taking the MCAT in April, so no score yet. Background: 2 engineering internships, 2 research positions in biomedical eng. and industrial cell engineering. volunteer work at oncology clinic (20hrs) and childrens hospital (100 hrs). I am trying to seal up an anesthesiology shadowing post this winter. That and a good MCAT could help a lot, but my GPA unfortunately sucks. And in the event I do not get in, anyone with advice on whether to get a science M.S. or do a dedicated medical post bacc, please chime in. Thanks!