This is my first time posting here, but since I have decided to go pre-med I have been looking through the forums finding out some interesting stuff. I just wanted some outside advice/opinions to know for sure if I am cut out for this. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. I understand the dedication that medical school requires, and I am pretty confident that I will be able to motivate myself to get through it. I am not extraordinarily bright (scored somewhere between 1200 and 1300 on my SATs) , but I think that I will be able to just study hard and put in the time to make up for it. I just completed my freshman year of college at a small school in Boston, and I will be attending BU next year as a transfer. My current GPA is a 3.7, but I was undecided about my major so I only took gen ed requirements my first year. I am concerned that with a more intense workload with Organic Chemistry and more difficult classes like that, my GPA might slip to somewhere around a 3.5. I was an intern at Harvard Medical School this year, and I plan on attempting to get as many internships and other beneficial opportunities as I can. I just was curious as to how competitive medical schools truly are. If I am able to maintain somewhere between a 3.5 or 3.7 and have some good extra curriculars on my resume, what score should I be aiming for on my MCAT? Somewhere around a 30? I am not necessarily looking to go to a top tier school, I don't think that I am intelligent enough for that. (I will be applying to Harvard Med for the hell of it since I currently work there) But what do you think my chances will be at MD schools? And I have done research, but it would help if someone could put it in black and white for me, what is the difference between MD and DO schools, why are DO schools so much easier to get accepted into?