hey peeps, how is it going? I just wanted to know who else feels like all the stuff that we heard from our advisors and med students about how admissions committees look for more than just NUMBERS when reviewing applicants, yet for those of us with excellent ECs, great letters of rec, great personal statement, and pretty much everything else, except the numbers, are awesome, and we still get the boot!!?? I don't know, I've gotten the boot from a few schools who I thought I had a good chance at getting in based on their slightly below average numbers and their recruitment for minorities who want to serve in underserved communities, and here I am thinking...why? what can't they just overlook minor setbacks in our file...in my case, it's my verbal. The more I think about it, the more I'm realizing that med schools look at numbers FIRST, then all those other things come into play when reviewing your application. Now, I know I'm generalizing quite a bit here, and I do realize that there are schools out there who do look at EVERYTHING before screening people out....but there aren't that many of those schools and too many of us applying to get in. Anyways, just wanted to let this thought out and see if there are people out there in my shoes, going through the same sh-t here. I still have about 13 schools left, so hopefully something good will come out of that. take care and best of luck to everyone else!