I have a friend of mine who is refusing to do anything extracurricular or anything clinical or anything to do with research. All that she does is focus on nothing but school. I know that is a good thing but...she thinks that she will get into med school without any problems whatsoever. She thinks it will be a cakewalk for her. And with her wonderful grades and mcat and urm status who would reject her. I told her to participate in stuff and she said she might do a thing or two but not much of anything. Do you think she will get in if she sticks to this plan? Do they just accept them b/cause of their possibility to succeed in med school? I devote hours and hours doing volunteering, research, clinical work and extra curriculars. of course my gpa is average and definitely not a 3.9 but all her talk of gpa gpa gpa is making me feel that i need to apply next year because my gpa isn't competitive enough for med school. I was wondering how do med schools react to candidates like this? I was reading an earlier post in another thread about some urm who had a 3.5 gpa and no experience and she got into a top 10 school? WTF? but i did hear about one african-american girl who got rejected from a state school b/cause she had no experience despite her 3.9 gpa. I am surprised a top school accepted one with a 3.5 and no experience.