Can some (or all) of you who have done (or tried to do) your post-bacc at a non-Ivy or even a public college share your experiences? Since med school will be a major ($$) undertaking and since I will probably have to work and go to school while doing the post-bacc, I'm considering the Stony Brook (SUNY) or City College (CUNY) programs. Do you think that if I just work my butt off for the next 1 1/2 - 2 yrs and get excellent grades (3.5+) I can make the cut? I did pretty well in undergrad (3.8), double majored (poli sci & economics) and wrote a B.A. Honors thesis. I just want to know, for instance, if I apply to a program that is less costly will I get the same results? I've considered taking these courses all on my own and also doing a second degree but I've read threads that have discouraged me from such an undertaking. So now the question is, should I go to a private big name program or can less costly endeavors take me there?