Some of us have started classes already - and some of us still look around here in pre-allo because we can hardly believe where we are, where we came from, and the questions we asked. Like anything else, once you're involved, you have a much better idea of what the hell is actually going on. I'm hoping people will add what you can expect the first week or two of medical school - simply because it still seems shrouded in darkness (I had no idea...) Maybe people have great ideas for an interview, AMCAS, whatever... SDN is supposed to be a resource - lets use it. Add some wisdom 2010 - remember where you were a year ago. First - the waiting is terrible if you make it so. I planned on not getting in, but now I'm innundated with gross, histo, embryo, etc, etc - but the backup plan gave me some terra firma to anchor to. Second - an acceptance is a great thing, a great high - for you and your loved ones. When you're like me, and hoped the ADCOM would see through a crappy initial GPA, there is nothing like it; after all, they saw through the paper trail to who you are NOW and who you will be as a physician. Third - We had a great time during orientation week - most of us were partied out, but really enjoyed meeting classmates - future colleagues and friends! Fourth - Yes school is hard, yes you need to study (a lot), but you signed up for it, remember - Oh yeah, it's pretty much the coolest thing I've ever done. (Well coolest long term training program ) Good luck - hope to see you all around.