I've been reading here on SDN for quite some time and just recently became a member. I constantly see posts in this forum about gpa reqs and all that academic stuff. It seems pretty consistent that applicants mostly have either a low gpa and low mcat, some have a good gpa and low mcat, and some have a low gpa and an avg., or slightly above avg. mcat. Not only do I see the trend on this forum, but also from people I know at school. My question is this: If your not committed to learning the material during your undergrad, as reflected by your gpa/mcat, why would you be committed to learning the material in DO school? Is their some life transforming experience? Moreover, one may say that it is more than just learning the material that makes a good DO, however, if you don't know your stuff inside and out, your not going to be good at anything. This is the same for any field. My advice if your planning to become a DO, study your tail off just like other people. Don't slack, because people's lives will depend on what you can recall.