I'm a URM (black), I'm just trying to find out what the deal is with URM status. Is it really true that if you are a URM your stats don't have to be as high? Has anyone already begun to go through the process and found this to be true. Personally, I dont believe it, and regardless i'm going to continue working my a$$ off to do well, becuase i want to be the best doctor i can be. But, I would still like to know if its true. I've heard people make a few comments in SDN, and I've heard things from Med students. I get the whole theory behind it... but I still dont believe. I used to be pre-law, and though a few schools (like Emory and thats all i can think of) aggressively utilized affirm. action very very few actually did.