Hi guys, i'm just wondering how much being published can help getting into med school? I'm currently set up to be at least acknowledged in a book that my professor that is writing, i may get more acknowledgement(don't know what it is yet) as i did hte tables and paper..reading for it. My second thing that i will be probably published as 1st author for a medical journal. I'm kinda excited about that as i'm still an undergrad. Personally i'm just happy since its a great accomplishment for me as a lowly undergrad ya know? I know there will be positive implications from that when i apply to medical school. I'm just wondering if anyone else had any experiences that....helped bump them into at least the interview stage. I'm one of those..........."lower GPA's" Hard battle ahead so trying to collect all the advantages i can get now. GPA will be in hte low 3's. My projection will be a 3.1. MCAT was a 28 i think, i'll take that baby again. I will shoot for something in a 30's. I know how it goes, so you worry about explaining to me that i'll need a high MCAT score . And i do not think i'll apply as an MD/Phd, at most just get an MPH.