Fairly new poster here and I would appreciate any advice. Stats: Science GPA: 3.62 Overall GPA: 3.62 Practice MCAT Scores: 31-35 (took on May 23rd) Florida Resident ECs: Clinical -Volunteering in hospitals since 7th grade (several awards for number of hours) (about 1000 hours total) -EMT-B certified (120 hours in Hospitals and Fire Stations as EMT) -Shadowed a few doctors - probably 16 hours total -Participated in Medical Mission to Guatemala - 5 Days - alot of exposure to medicine - scrubbed in on two surgeries! Work - paid positions -Swim Instructor and Director of Swim Program - taught kids how to swim and managed the business end and 20 employees (freshman year to present) -Lovaas Behavioral Therapist - gave ABA (applied behavioral analysis) to autistic 4 year old for course of 8 months. Took data, submitted to Lovaas for research purposes and had alot of fun! Other - Assistant Water Polo Coach for a High school - 1 season - few clubs on campus - semi-pro poker player - Eucharistic Minister My GPA is low due to my mother's severe illness but shows an upward trend. Here is the list of schools I am thinking about applying to right now I want to cast a pretty wide net due to my lower stats. Money isnt a huge issue, but its always nice to spend less. Any comments about which I should take off or what my chances are at these schools would be great. Albany Medical College Boston University School of Medicine Drexel University Eastern Virginia Medical School Florida State University George Washington Georgetown Loyola Chicago Oregon Health and Science University Penn State Rosalind Franklind University Rush Temple University Jefferson Tufts Tulane University of Alabama University of Colorado University of Florida University of Central Florida University of Illinois at Chicago University of Maryland University of Miami University of Pittsburg University of South Florida University of Virginia Virginia Commonwealth University Albert Einstein Yesiva THANKS SOOOO MUCH!