Get a load of this person: 3.95 GPA from Harvard, 42-44R MCAT, discovered new receptor on hippocampal cells--published in journal of Neuroscience and Nature. She was a resident advisor for 3 years, read books to children with AIDS, has over 2000 hours of hospital volunteer experience, studied abroad in Kenya and worked for the peace corps, helped set up a free clinic in Kenya, aided the country's most recent coup d'etat, and has a LOR from the current prime minister of Kenya. She also found time to be captain of the volleyball team for 3 years. Rhodes Scholar, Double Major in Philosophy and Biochemistry. Fluent in Spanish, French, Swahili, and a Chinese dialect that is fast becoming endangered. Did I mention she is a concert violinist and has performed occasionally with the Boston Symphony? Or that she has had to flip burgers to pay for some of her tuition? The dean of her school says she is "simply brilliant," she "walks on water," and is "like the sunshine in the morning after a long dearth of light. She gives mankind hope for the future."