hello, i'm a newbie to med school and i'm finding the adjustment rather hard. I know i have probably messed up the first semester all ready... i'm afraid i have messed up bad and my future as a neurosurgeon (eh? maybe not) is shaky. i think i would fair better if i had a goal to strive for like i did in college. but i can't find any averages for USMLE and class rank for any kind of residency. i know when i was in undergrad my first year i could easily find the average GPA and MCAT scores for any school and that helped me set my goals... so could anybody tell me where i can find just overall averages of USMLE scores and class rank for each kind of residency? and could someone tell me how important grades are? cuz i am now worried that i am quickly closing off my options on what kind of physician i can become. thanks, voodoo oh yeah and how important are extracuricular activities?