The Cornell post has brought up some things I'd like to mention. Why the extreme ephasis on so many extracurricular expierences? I agree there should be an emphasis and all applicants should need a bit of hospital expierence so that they at least have a good idea of what they are getting into, but we are in college!!. It seems that with the activities that most of you do you wouldn't have time to do much else. We are going to be consumed with activities for the rest of our lives, college is supposed to be the time to have fun. I think traveling, partying, and having the college expierence while participating in a couple of extracurriculars is much more important than spending all of ones time outside of class volunteering or in a hospital. We only have four years of college before med school takes its toll, we should enjoy it. No offense to those who have consumed their lives with ec's, thats great if you have enjoyed it and have not just done it to get into medical school. And please dont hassle me if there are spelling mistakes or something, I wrote this quickly and really don't give a ****e.