Before transfering, I was in an opportunity progam mostly for minority students at a prestegious university. The program required us to take seperate writing classes, and it required us to take non-credit workshops, which meant that while most freshman pre-med students jumped right into taking two sciences simultaneously, we could only take one. My pre-med advisor honestly told us that she had been working there for 5 years, and during her time no one had ever gained acceptance to medical school (yet). I was extremely discouraged by this fact. There are maybe 200 students in the program. I guess it made me question whether certain affirmative action programs are preparing students to be competitive enough. Don't get me wrong, I am an advocate for affirmative action when it gives disadvantaged individuals the opportunity to be just as competitive as anyone else. I do want to participate in a program that gives minority students prep for mcats during the summer, because I cannot afford Kaplan prep courses. What do you think? Has anyone else had a similar experience?