Hello, I am studying Biochem in Canada in my 3rd year. I have roughly a 3.7 GPA and a slightly higher science average. I have been volunteering at Canadian blood services since highschool and I have also been volunteering at my local hospital in the ER over the past few months. I plan to get 100+ hours by the summer and write my MCAT as well. Unfortunately I have yet to get involved with any research but I plan to do that as my 4th year thesis and possibly in the summer as well. What are my chances? Should I apply after I write my MCAT in the summer? Or should I wait until after my 4th year once I get more research experience? Also, I have been looking over the boards and I noticed advice on shadowing a doctor, how do I get involved with that? In my city there is no teaching hospital as my University is not that big. Also, my first choice would be getting accepted in Canada, but if not, I would definitly be open to med schools in the states. What are my chances? Thanks for your help and I would appreciate any feedback.