Really low cGPA of 2.6 but from a top tier engineering school. I really didn't enjoy engineering, but forced myself through it not realizing that life was longer than I thought and would have done better by switching majors and taking an extra year to graduate. Low sGPA 3.1 as well--went to school with tons of AP courses so they never counted toward sGPA. 41R MCAT, 14, 13, 14 breakdown. I also aced my SATs and ACTs and had a 4.0 gpa in highschool, and aced all my SAT II's but dunno if that counts for much except for schools like Wash U St. Louis which do actually ask for these. 100+ hrs shadowing, 1000+ hrs of community service, lots of relevant leadership -- counselor, tutor, and TA, published in major science publication (worked full-time in a research lab for one year as a research scientist), though not directly clinical related research, more pharm related end goal research. My main concern is my GPA, I guess I could "retake" all those physics, biology and chemistry courses I got AP credit for and get A's to boost my GPA a lot but I'm hoping medical school committees will see that I have successfully TA'd and tutored many students in those very courses. I do have a letter of rec demonstrating this. I also have awesome letters of rec from the two doctors I shadowed, and one from another doctor who taught one of the only courses I received an A in undergrad -- a biomedical course. Still I am very worried and wonder if I should even try applying to top schools like hopkins, stanford, upenn, etc.?? Basically, do these top schools screen for GPA? Thanks guys!