I found this report on the website for University of Oklahoma's SOM: http://www.oumedical.com/workfiles/College%20of%20Medicine/Final%20Report-Admissions.pdf?oTopID=961 It offers a fly-on-the-wall perspective on an otherwise confusing process. While poorly organized (in my opinion), the report does offer some insight into the concerns of some adcoms. Apparently, they think that ochem and physics are just as useless as we think they are. They also realize how difficult it is to find good shadowing opportunities in this era of patient advocacy. And they, unfortunately, are of the opinion that changing their standards is a bad idea when they already have so many qualified applicants to choose from.