Hello, This is my first post on SDN, though I have been reading various threads on this site for over a year. Thought I would post my stats for a discussion on my personal chances of acceptance since everyone is different! Also, my school doesn't have a pre-med department or advisor, so I have essentially been figuring the whole process out myself, for better or worse. I am a first time applicant. So, here are my stats: School/Grades: -Bachelor of Arts in Anthropological Linguistics and Russian, 2013 (non-traditional applicant, decided on med school late in my senior year of college) -cGPA: 3.74 , sGPA: 3.77 , Post-Bac GPA: 4.0 (all science/math classes) -MCAT: 29 Bio: 10, V/R: 11, Phys: 8 EC's: -Volunteer w/ a Hospice organization for 1.5 years, ~150 hrs - Swim Lesson instructor, 2 years, ~600 hrs -Shadowing, multiple physicians ~100 hrs (this includes shadowing on two Native American Reservations, and in one community hospital) -Member of campus church organization (we did a lot of service projects), 2 years, ~400 hrs -Study Abroad in Russia for one month (over winter break) -Several medical mission trips to Panama, ~400 hrs (I mainly helped with translating) -Also speak Spanish, study it on my own and took some classes in college/high school What I see as strengths: -I believe I have a strong personal statement (but who knows!) -11 in MCAT V/R section -High GPA: if you discount my freshman year, i would have a 3.9 or so -foreign languages -lots of domestic & international volunteering, both medical and non What I see as weaknesses: -8 in MCAT phys section, and below average MCAT overall (I took the MCAT with only half of physics, o chem, and not all biology completed...but I know that is not an acceptable excuse for lower scores!) -I have moved a lot and therefore don't have any long standing EC's (2 years is my max of commitment in any of them so far) -I have two misdemeanor charges for underage alcohol...at 16 and 18 years old...though have had no trouble with the law since then (I'm now 24)...I partied in HS & freshman year of college (though no drugs) and this was the reason for lower grades freshman year...I thoroughly explained myself in my application about this. -No research experience -I am an OOS student-no state residency so no advantage at any state schools Schools to which I applied: -Albany Medical College -Emory (reach school, I know) -George Washington -Morehouse -Rush -Tulane -Uniformed Services University -University of Kansas (state school but I am interested in their Rural program) -University of Missouri (again state school, but have lived in MO for over a year now) -University of North Carolina (state school, but I lived in NC for 17 years, graduated HS there, etc) -Brown (reach school) -University of Texas Medical Branch (yes OOS, but both my parents went to this MD school) -UT San Antonio -UT Houston (one payment for as many UT schools as you want on TMDSAS so why not) -I also may apply to some DO schools..have that application ready but have not submitted because I would prefer allopathic, and all DO schools I am interested in want $1000 non-refundable to hold your place in the class...so if I was accepted there (I would be pretty competitive at most DO schools I believe), but got into allopathic later I would choose allopathic and don't want to waste that kind of money. Other Info: -AMCAS was verified last week (7/23) and I am working on secondaries now...have finished USUHS, George Washington, Rush, Kansas...working on Emory now. -TMDSAS should be verified sometime this week -comments on the misdemeanors, DO application, other schools I should apply to particularly appreciated If you read this all, thank you for doing so! I know it was kind of long.