Hi! I did not consider going to medical school until fairly recently (past 2 years), so my knowledge of medical schools and their preferences are a little lacking. I was hoping to get some thoughts on my chances of getting into a med school. Here are my stats: -Biochemistry major (was previously a chemical engineering major, took a lot of engineering courses) -cGPA: 3.88 -sGPA: 3.89 -MCAT: P11, V9, B10, writing N --> 30N (took it again 7/29) -1+ year research at university (500 hours) with publication; received undergraduate research fellowship -100+ hospital volunteer hours -50 shadowing hours total (including OB/GYN and pediatric oncologist) -various non-healthcare related volunteering (100+ hours) -grader for engineering weed-out class -member of various Engineering organizations -University Honors 6 semesters -received various scholarships consistently throughout college -may be graduating a semester early - should have pretty strong LORs -TX resident Some extra information: - I received a C for Organic Chemistry II for engineers (major mess-up in my entire academic career), but retook the class and got an A. - My hospital volunteer hours are all from the summer of 2011, as are my shadowing experiences. To my understanding, this may not look so good since medical schools look for committed EC's. It's because I joined the pre-med party pretty late in my college career, but I know that's no excuse. I am planning to continue volunteering during this school year though. - no significant leadership experience except for taking part in planning a regional conference for a national engineering organization. - I have applied to all the TX schools, and a few OOS as of now. Honestly, the more I look at my stats right now, the more I think they are not very competitive. Was it a mistake for me to apply this cycle? Do yall think I have a chance at all??