I might still get in somewhere this year, but maybe not... If I need to re-app, I need to start building credentials now though My MDapps has info, and here's some other stuff: Research - 3 academic yrs + 2 summers (4 different labs) - 2nd author on pub, several poster presentations - Some cranial CT visualization work I did was on National Geographic - Wrapping up data collection on a thesis project Shadowing/Volunteering - Briefly shadowed anesthesiologist w/ pain management specialty (~20hrs) - Volunteer in local emergency department (~35 hrs, recently started) - Private (free) tutor to intro biology students around exam weeks (?hrs) Paid MCAT instructor (16hr/wk commitment for 6 weeks) for 22 people And... some other stuff I can't think of. Ultimately I think my weakness may be shadowing, although I thought all the research would make up for it to some degree. Does anyone have any helpful suggestions as to what I should do now to gear for a re-app if necessary? I could try to rack up a bunch of volunteering and shadowing hours, but is there something else I'm not thinking of? SMP or something like that sounds like it doesn't really fit my needs. Thanks everyone And if you've been recently accepted, congrats!