Hi everyone! I'm brand new here, so please excuse me if my post is too long. Well, I'll start off with a little background. I am in my 4th year at fairly prestigious CC (as prestigious as a CC can get ), and this is mostly due to having to work A LOT during school. I am transferring next Spring to a local university. For as long as I can remember I have really wanted to be a Podiatrist. I really like feet (nearly a fetish ), and I think it's a good job. I've been having some doubts lately though. I just wanted to know what you guys think about possibly switching to MD (preferably) or DO. Here are some of my stats: -3.06 GPA (I think it'd be much higher if I didn't go to a school with such grade deflation! ) -MCAT: 9BS, 8PS, 7VR, L (I know that the writing is low, but I hear that lots of people have trouble with VR and that the writing doesn't matter much. Will my VR make up for my writing/show that is was just a fluke score?). -I am a URM student. Not sure if this matters as much as everyone says though. -2 months shadowing a podiatrist (4hrs/week) -1 year volunteering at local hospital -1 week volunteer trip in third world country working for a podiatrist. VERY hands on experience. So, do you guys think I stand a shot at any MD/DO schools? Would I need to shadow a non-foot doctor/volunteer somewhere unrelated to feet? I don't want to come off as a really creepy foot-feeler when applying to medical school, so should I let them know that the foot-related activities were because I was pursuing podiatry? Do you think they'd be biased against someone with a fetish like me? I am just really passionate about helping people. Thank you so much for your time guys!!