This is my first time applying to medical school. As a Texas resident, I'm applying to all 9 in-state schools, but would like some suggestions for OOS schools (MD and DO). Here are my stats: BS in Chemical Engineering from Caltech cGPA: 3.4 sGPA: 3.5 MCAT: 40N (14/12/14) Extracurriculars: President of a club for 3 years in undergrad Spent a spring break clearing invasive species from Owens Lake 120 hours of volunteering at EC in a Level I trauma center 120 hours of physical shadowing (PCP, surgical oncology, infectious diseases) Will begin volunteering at Houston Zoo at beginning of next month Research: 1 summer in bioengineering/synthetic biology lab at Caltech. Presented research at MIT in 2007. 1 year in transplant immunology lab at MD Anderson Cancer Center, studying possible breast cancer vaccine targets. 2 peer-reviewed publications, 2 more in the pipeline, 4 abstracts, 2 presentations (including annual meeting of American Society of Hematology). BTW, how are my chances if I submitted my primaries right now?