I know by posting this I will probably get some "It doesn't matter what school you go to" replys but here it goes! Right now I feel I'm in a position that if I wanted to work toward the goal of getting into a "top" school, I could! I'm staring at the fork in the road!!! My question is, what does it take to get noticed by the top schools? I'm not talking about the obvious reasons such as flawless grades and MCAT scores, or things that you can easily find on a website ("make sure you take two semesters of calculus")! I know there isn't some generalized standard for getting into these schools (example: "Do this, this,......and this, and you will definately gain admission to this school"), but what do past experiences show? Is it Medical Missions? Research? Creating world peace? Single handedly destroying communism? Any of you that have attended, are attending, and will attend a school of this "type" I would love some insight (and anyone else who can shed light on the matter)! One more thing (sorry to ramble)! I'm sure I will recieve a reply that tells me to "follow my heart, find something I like, and just go with it!!!". I can't argue with that! It's a great answer, and however right it may be please just humor me on this one! Thanks for the help everyone!