So, this is my first time posting one of these, but I want the bitter truth. Be as rough with me as you want. So, with the way I'm headed so far, here are my stats: Junior Science: 3.48 Non-Science: 3.52 Cumulative: 3.44 MCAT: 12 BS, 10 VR, 11 PS EC's: -Undergrad Research, no publications, but been working for almost a year -Volunteer at the University hospital, after break which I will be in the ER -Shadow experience coming in the next few weeks. -Martial arts club Here's my view if I were to apply this year. I think my EC's suck, and I really don't know my actual duties in the ER until my first day. I'm just hoping to hang around and hopefully see some interesting situations. I probably won't publish with my research. Considering I keep my gpa, I would like to know how I'd look if I were to apply this year. I am a CA resident and know that I will probably not be able to stay in CA. My goal is just to get into an MD school. How would I look at a "lower tier" med school? Thanks in advance.