Here's my brief profile: Senior (planning to take a year off) Biology Major Overall GPA: 3.63 expected Science GPA: 3.6 expected MCAT: 38R (13 P 13V 12B) ECs: One summer 4 months research, one semester independent research, next summer expected to do more research (possible publication, probably not): Biochemistry lab doing bench work (protein analysis, cloning, protein purification, assays, etc.) 4 years of work experience (average 10-15 hrs during school, 30 summers) 2 years pizza delivery 2 years personal assistant for cancer survivor, store president (some exposure to the patient side of medicine, physical rehabilitation) 1 year hospital volunteer (2 departments, pretty good patient contact) Shadowing dermatological surgery (skin cancer) Shadowing one or two other specialties by next summer for total of 30 hours 4 years IM sports (Football, Basketball, Tennis) 1-2 semesters Study group leader for Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry expected 1 semester volunteering planned at soup kitchen small stuff like RAGBRAI (biked across Iowa in 7 days) LORS: PI from research lab, employer who will write something fantastic I'm pretty sure, still looking for one more science faculty and humanities To me, my ECs seem kind of lacking, especially on the clinical side. I plan on looking for a medically related job for my year off. The things above are predicted for when I apply. I have Michigan residency but want to go somewhere warm (I know, superficial) for something new. Where should I apply? Everyone tells me my MCAT makes me a sure thing but I'm not convinced. Thanks for reading and the input.