Hi, having joined this forum lately, I find that there are tons of things to ask... lol So I am currently a Johns Hopkins admit (I'm moving into Hopkins in late August), and but I know little to nothing about applying for med schools and how to go to my desired medical schools... Here's my wish list, and I know it's from a search that is by no means extensive - pardon me for my ignorance...heehee Johns Hopkins School of Medicine University of Washington School of Medicine Dartmouth Medical School Also, this is my freshmen schedule: Calc II General Chemistry + Lab General Biology + Lab Writing about Films (Writing intensive course, which is required) Intro to Fairy Tales(Writing intensive course, which is required; waitlisted) I took AP Chem and Calc BC (self study). Other unrelated APs that I took or self studied are Physics C (both), Physics B, Micro, Psych, World History, and Lit. Is my schedule enough to prep me for MCAT? Also, I was struggling between General Chem and Organic Chem, because while some people at Hopkins said that Organic chem is worth taking because Hopkins "hides" the first semester grades, and so I would be more accustomed to harder courses later on + get more MCAT prep, others said that Orgo chem is too rigorous for me (which I think it is) to take during freshmen year. In addition I hope that Calc II isn't too slow for a med school aspirant... I see so many fellow bluejays flying way beyond, taking Calc III/Lin Alg/Diff Equations etc... Also, if there are any Hopkins student/graduate, would you mind letting me know about volunteer opportunities around Hopkins? (preferrably related to medical stuff) Many, many thanks!