Hi, this is my first posting so sorry if I leave out anythingimportant! Anyway, I have been working at a private research lab for the past year and before that did a summer research program at UPEnn before my senior year. I really wanna do MD/PhD but I'm afraid I'd be a more mediocre MSTP applicant. Here's what I've got: Psych major at Fordham Univ (NYC) GPA: 3.85 Sci GPA not sure around 3.8 though MCAT: 35O (11PS 12 VR 12 BS) ~240 hrs volunteer in Peds ED/Main ED NY hospital 2 yrs rape/domes viol crisis counselor 1 summer of research on genetics pf psychiatric disease 1 yr post-grad full-time reserach on multiple sclerosis Phi Beta Kappa NYC homeless outreach activties, 4 yrs in college Ideally I'd like to stay in the NY area, I'm applying to Columbia, Cornell, Sinai, NYU, AE, SUNY Downstate, and schools in Boston, Philly and around NY. Would I be much more competative as a MD applicant than as an MSTP applicant? I could always apply internally to the school's MSTP. Thanks so much for input!