Ok, I had previously posted a topic on if it was easier to get into medical schools this year because the number of applicants are down. My mother works at the VA hospital where she often runs into physicians from the University of Cincinnati, which is next door. Naturally she and a doctor from UC's admissions committee started a discussion on my application to med school in general. He stated to her that this year is perhaps the best year in the past 30 years to apply to medical school. Many of his colleagues(sp?) from other schools he had spoken to had agreed with him. He stated that this year and last year most of the medical programs around the country took about 50% of the applicants that applied. Obviously he means the middle to low tier schools. Now I do not know if he is misinformed or has been smoking the peace pipe, but I think that's pretty frickin interesting.