Well, the surprising news is...I want to go to a good medical school . Please check out my MDapp link. I'm from Illinois. You can probably guess what my in-state dream schools are. I'm not opptomistic, and I fear my competition. Ok, I lose alot of sleep over this question : Can these 3.5 up-swing gpa trenders compete with the 3.8s? Yes I know the MCAT score isnt' there. Yes, I know the MCAT is important. I promise I'll start contributing more to SDN the more I learn! I love it here. Thanks in advance.