I know there has been several threads that have talked about do's and dont's but I would just like to give next years applicants my opinion and everone else is welcomed to add anything that could be helpful. What somone thinks is minor could be the reason someone else gets in. 1) apply to many schools, 20 being the minumun. 2) research which schools you should apply to. For example, last year I e-mailed several schools and asked them what kind of applicant they are looking for. 3) if your stats are average or less (30mcat, 3.5 gpa, mediocore ec's) do not apply to more than two out of state public schools(state schools). 4) apply early and send all of the different schools requests as soon as possible. 5) during the interviews, you should be very confident without crossing the line that leads you to arrogance, be yourself, and please make sure that your cellular is off during the interview, please!! 6) apply to the so called "easy" schools (of course nothing is guranteed) 7) if you have taken 4 semesters or more in spanish, make sure to apply to Ponce Schools of Medicine. University of puerto rico only accepts residence and universidad central has had problems in the past with accreditation. 8) Ponce is one of the LCME schools and it favors students from the US who know some spanish and have competitive stats, its student never have problems with matching, I know a few of them personally and all said they did not have a problem matching in the US. 9) Most importantly, after you have done everything in your capacity to get into med school, have as much fun as legally possible. I made many mistakes this year so I hope after reading this you won't make the same mistake.