You see people post on here asking "what should I do? My numbers are low," and everyone gives the same response... "go out and get a ton of clinical experience." First of all, ECs do not overcome really poor GPAs and MCATs. Alright, they help, I will admit that, but there is only so much a person can be expected to do while they are in school or working. I have actually seen one person suggest that a fellow SDNer "join the Peace Corps" and apply next year. First of all, it takes two years of training before you can even be officially in the peace corps. Second of all, it is a huge commitment (years after training). It just drives me crazy when people talk to other individuals like you MUST have insane ECs to get accepted. It is just silly and intimidating. All I had was a year of volunteer work and two years of research. My friend, who got into UCSF with a 3.8 and a 32, had the same. A lot of this is luck, and if you are well rounded, your chances are just as good as the next guys.