Hi, I've been visiting the SDN for a while and finally decided to join in the conversation. I should start by saying no disrespect is meant to anyone, well maybe towards admission commitees. A few days ago, I spoke with a former admissions member (a friend of a doctor I work with). I asked about the selection process; how at times it seems so random, why he thinks I was rejected and how someone with lower stats than mine beat me out for a spot. He explained how every commitee seeks to fill the class with a certain percentage from a variety of demoghraphics. If you're not at the top of your category....you are screwed! This seems like discrimination to me. I guess it was naive to believe that MS's wanted the most qualified applicants. As an applicant with a GPA 3.76 and MCAT all 9's my chances weren't that great to begin with.....but as a caucasian my chances absolutely SUCK!!! I know I'll catch crap for this, but as minority one seems to have a 'built in excuse' for low numbers. How is this equality? When will the color of a persons skin no longer be an issue? My intention was not to offend anyone. I am a frustrated applicant who just wanted to get this off my chest and possibly get some feeback.