I don't want to take up your whole night so I'm going to make this as concise as I can. My current GPA: 3.7 MCATs: To be determined (But lets say I get an average/decent score) I was studying business my first year and a half at a university, this is where the twist takes place. I got involved in things that I should not have meddled in and was asked to leave the university for a year and a half. This same incident caused me to have a criminal record, I have a misdemeanor marijuana possession conviction, not just a charge. During my time off I had an epiphany to say the least and have decided to take the Medical School route in education. I have pretty average grades for a person applying for medical school and lets assume that I get an average/decent MCAT score. What are the obstacles that I'm looking at? When I apply for medical school it will be four years since the incident and I'm never going to put myself in a situation that jeopardizes my future again. That short, I'm not going to have any run ins with the law. What do you all think of my situation? Honestly, am I an auto-round-file applicant (trashcan)? Lets say my senior year I will hit a bit of a slump and have my overall GPA lowered to a 3.6, how about then? I am actively involved in my county's free clinic center on breaks from college, and I serve at least 20hrs a week on my schools EMT squad. Just more details to consider. So? How 'bout it?