I feel everyone can agree that the AMCAS mess can be classfied as a disaster. Anyway, throughout the whole process we've been told that admissions will not be affected, but that's a load. I think it's only eminent that the fate of some applicants will be decided differently because of the time constraints med schools are facing. I think fellow SDN are lucky. We may have an advantage over other applicants that don't have "cyber-premed advisors" updating them literally every few minutes about schools accepting paper applications and so forth. Personally I'm interested in staying in California. California schools are way behind, in a process they normally take longer than others. They tell me they take longer because they pay very close attention to the essays and extra-curr and do not have number cut-offs. I think this year they may be forced to join others in the "numbers game". It's almost nothing we can do. My numbers are decent, but not steller. I think my extra curr. and personal statement might've helped me imensely last year, but this year may be a different story. anyway agree or think differently?