I'm a Canadian with a 3.97 Cumulative GPA, 3.95 BCPM. I have a 33R (10 Physical/11 Verbal/12 Biological R). I have a solid personal statement that relies on some really unique life experience. I have 8 months of experience as a medical clinic assistant (1200+ hours), 8 months of research experience, president of a faculty council (took approx. 20 hours a week, very substantial), have participated in various fundraisers for cancer and cystic fibrosis, was a camp counsellor for children with Juvenile Diabetes, active in student politics, various work experience as a camp counsellor and bank teller, and am a writer with Arts-related publications. I applied to a bunch of schools, secondaries submitted in mid-October: No Response: Albert Einstein College of Medcine Dartmouth Mount Sinai Thomas Jefferson Yale Pre-interview Hold: University of Maryland Penn State UPenn SUNY Upstate Rejected: Boston University Case Western Reserve University Georgetown Vanderbilt I'll keep you all posted but I think at this point: "My name is Joe and I'll stay Canadian."