Hi, this is my first posting so sorry if I leave out anything important! Anyway, I have been working at a private research lab for the past year and before that did a summer research program at UPenn before my senior year. I really wanna do MD/PhD but I'm afraid I'd be a more mediocre MSTP applicant. Here's what I've got: Psych major at Fordham Univ (NYC) GPA: 3.85 Sci GPA not sure around 3.8 though MCAT: 35O (11PS 12 VR 12 BS) ~240 hrs volunteer in Peds ED/Main ED NY hospital 2 yrs rape/domes viol crisis counselor 1 summer of research on genetics pf psychiatric disease at UPenn 1 yr post-grad full-time research on multiple sclerosis -2 abstracts presented at conferences, no pubs Phi Beta Kappa NYC homeless outreach activties, 4 yrs in college Ideally I'd like to stay in the NY area, I'm applying to Columbia, Cornell Tri-I, Sinai, NYU, AE, SUNY Downstate, and schools in Boston, Philly and around NY. Would I be much more competative as a MD applicant than as an MSTP applicant? I could always apply internally to the school's MSTP. Thanks so much for input!