So when I am applying this June/July, I'll have the following stats GPA: 3.90-3.95 (depends on this brutal semester ahead of me..) BCPM GPA: 3.93 MCAT: Not yet taken (Averaging 35-36 on practices from AAMC and Kap) ECs CPR Certified (lol like this is hard...) 150 hours volunteering in ICU/ER, other areas of the hospital (1.5 yr) 50 hrs volunteering in homeless shelters 50-60 hrs shadowing several different surgeons -About 7 LOR's from respected Profs, an MD, and a medical school teacher I research with. -2 years molecular biology research *I started my own original project * Received a major biomedical grant, working on 2nd one *Presented at 3 statewide conferences *Several Posters *Should have submitted a paper..so I will not be published but I will have submitted it. I should note that I will be the primary author *Also helped with other side projects -1 year gender psychology research *Not as intense as my bio research but we took a lot of data and are submitting it to a journal this summer -Competitive Bodybuilding *Competed in 3 city/state bodybuilding shows (yes, these were steroid free shows) *Won my division twice, and 2nd overall in a recent comp *As a side note, it takes me typically 20 weeks of strict dieting to get in shape for these...I plan on writing quite a bit about how bodybuilding has made me more dedicated and got me involved in my undergrad research -Tutoring/Mentoring/Clubs -Orgo tutor for 1.5 yrs, Gen Chem tutor 1.5 yrs, Tutored the student athletes for 1 yr in biology, etc - Was a student mentor in the Honors College for a year - Several positions held in our Pre-Med club -Member of Golden Key, few other medical clubs too -Few other small things Schools I'm Planning to Apply To: -Univ Washington (Via Alaska WWAMI) -Nevada Reno (they accept a few Alaskans) -Colorado -Vanderbilt (long shot probably...) -Iowa -Med College of Wisc -Wisconsin -Indiana -Ohio State -Univ Cincinnati -OHSU -Tulane -Vermont -Arkansas -Creighton -Nebraska (if they take OOSers -Univ Toledo -South Carolina -Minnesota **My goal is not Ivy league or anything, I'd be perfectly happy at any of these places!*** My plan is to get EMT certified this spring...would that help at all? I'm also shadowing and volunteering weekly to get more clinical. I think my biggest focus right now should be to make sure I do very well on the MCAT.. You guys really know your stuff it seems...should I go ahead and get that EMT certification?