Hi there! Need some help from the SDN community. I'm looking for chances and possibly help with a school list (primarily DO). Stats: 3.62cGPA, 3.5sGPA, 28 MCAT 3 years of undergraduate research experience including an honors undergraduate thesis Volunteering: ~150 hours volunteering at a research hospital over 3 years (3 hours/week); ~300 hours in a college service club (the college version of Kiwanis, we just volunteer throughout the community i.e. soup kitchen, Salvation Army stuff, etc) over 3 years LORs: all strong, from a science professor, my two undergraduate research mentors, my past boss, and my current boss Activities: resident assitant, Writing Fellow, and officer for the service club during undergrad Shadowing: ~50 hours, a wide variety of specialties, including DOs and MDs I don't have a physician letter yet which I know is a strike against me for DO school, but I'm working on it and may just go ahead and submit my primary without it for now. Unfortunately, I had one of the physicians I shadowed agree to write me a letter and then promptly cease returning any of my emails/calls... I'm currently taking a gap year and working as a research associate in a biology lab. We have a paper due out soon that I will be an author on, and I will likely be an author on at least one other paper in the coming year (do publications help much??). Thanks in advance for the input!