I'm currently a junior, planning on applying in June of my senior year. current GPA: 3.54 current BCMP: 3.5 by the time I apply, I'll have: -2.5 yrs of volunteering in ER -shadowed several specialties -HIV/AIDS prevention and resource center volunteer(1.5 yrs) -Planned Parenthood health clinic intern(1.5 yrs) -research (haven't started yet, but I'm looking into it within a next couple of months) -AMSA club member and have already done some fund raising for some events. -Biology and O.chem peer mentor through an honors program. -I'm also planning to go on a medical trip to Honduras in spring through Global Brigades.(should I do this? I personally want to have this experience, but I'm having second thoughts) Also, I haven't taken the MCAT, I just purchased the ExamKrackers books series. when do you guys think I should take it? and what should I aim for? one last thing, as you can tell from my user name, I'm Iranian, I know Iranians are not considered URMs. but since I'm an Iranian immigrant who immigrated to states 5 years ago by the United Nations support, would admission committee take this into consideration in terms of language barriers and other financial and non-financial disadvantages? I greatly appreciate any help! Thanks very much.