As the main purpose, in one fashion or another, of this site is to provide support for one another, what does everyone who's gone through the entire process this year think about offering some advice (at no extra charge ) to the upcoming applicants? I know that the process still has not completely finished, obviously, but perhaps each of us still has some insight to offer "the next generation." A few things I've learned since I first began this crazy procedure. . . *Applying early can mean hearing from schools early..and possibly bringing peace of mind! *Do NOT let the MCAT consume you. Specifically, try your very best to remain calm during the exam!!! *Try to regard interviews as opportunities to learn about a school and to speak to new people, not solely a time to "perform and be critiqued." If you're calm during an interview and just happy to be there, you can feel (and hopefully appear!) more confident and clear-thinking. *As HARD as this can be, try to focus on studying to LEARN, rather than studying to get that "A." There is a subtle but very real difference between the two. In my own experience, ironically, my grades IMPROVED when I adopted the former mentality. And most importantly. . . . *Pursue the activities about which you are most passionate!!!! Of course, not everyone may agree with these thoughts! They've helped me personally, however. Have a lovely night, everyone!