I just have to ask this question. I am an average student with average scores, and an average lifestyle. Of course, I believe that I have outstanding qaulities and abilities in certain areas, but in comparison to some of the students and applicants on these posts I would need to be a super hero to get into medical school. I understand that the applicant pool has changed and that the standards have risen. But really do any average, normal, everyday people get into medical school. I feel that my chances are becoming more slim by the day. I just want to hear from some average people who are getting in and doing good things. It would serve as such an encouragement to myself and other average yet determined students going through this very arduous process.