Hello Everyone- This is my first posting. I discovered this forum about a month ago and really look forward to reading the postings. They have helped answer alot of questions. I am a non-traditional student and not in a formal post-bacc program (just taking 1-2 classes per semester as a non-degree candidate)si I don't have access to a pre-medical advisor. I have an unusual background and could use some personalized advice writing my essay and putting my applications together (i.e. what to emphasize, what weaknessess to address, etc...) Is anyone aware of legitimate advisors who provide counseling services for a fee? Another question - should non-basic science courses (applied sciences and clinical science courses) be included in the science GPA for AMCAS? Examples - biomechanics (physics?), pathophysiology (biology?), clinical neuroanatomy (biology?), medical physics (physics?). Thanks for your help!