Hi! I'm 21-years-old. I'm a resident of Pennsylvania. I got my B.A. in English last summer from a medium-sized school on Long Island with a good reputation (I think). I'm kind of leaning towards DO school (PCOM) right now, but I was wondering if any of you of the allopathic persuasion give me some advice My DREAM is to go to NYU med, but I'm also really interested in New York Medical College, Temple University, and Boston University? I was wondering, since I'd be happy with either MD/DO, what my chances of getting into these schools are. These are my stats: Undergrad: -3.97 GPA; graduated summa cum laude -Editor-in-chief of college newspaper -Presidential Honors List Scholar -Listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities -Member of academic honor society -Founder of behavioral science club -Lead actor in the college theatre program -Acted with a professional theatre group once -Winner, 2001 Technical Writing Contest -Secretary of Jewish Student Organization -Studied abroad in Europe with NYU for a semester -Won extremely competitive award for outstanding scholarship in English. -Volunteered in an osteopathic free clinic in Philly last summer. -Have a volunteer internship in a busy ER (+level-one trauma center) in the Bronx this coming summer. Here's the bad stuff. I spent my freshman year at a school in Washington, DC, and I did TERRIBLY; I bombed Intro Bio for Nonscience Majors b/c I didn't attend class/lab or study. I have transfer credits for MANY schools, including many high-profile ones, but they're pretty much all A's (Due to the limited humanitites options at my school, I sort of had to seek out expanded opportunities--and I did a good job of it.) I'm returning this semester to do the basic post-bacc classes (bio 101-102, chem 101-102, orgo 101-102, physics 101-102). However, because of scheduling conflicts, I'm going to have to take, at the very least, the two physics classes and labs at a respected SUNY community college that's close to my school. I plan to take the MCAT a year from this April. So what do you think my chances are of attaining the above schools? Also, what can I do to make myself a more attractive candidate? My college has a TREMENDOUS amount of upper-level science courses I could take, by the way, as well as research opportunities (which I'm not really interested in). What kind of MCAT and post-bacc science GPA would I realistically need? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!