Hey everyone! I am new to SDN, and I'm looking for some advice. A little bit about me: I am currently in a PhD program for Neuroscience at a top 20 program, but I am leaving with my Masters at the end of this upcoming year and applying to Medical Schools Summer 2016. I have 5 years of research experience. I am a Florida resident, went to a top liberal arts college OOS. Grad program is also OOS. My GPAs are all from undergrad. Currently my GPA in my PhD program is 3.6. I had to take last year off because I was in a major car accident that left me with a concussion, a broken back, and I had spinal fusion surgery in March. I have always wanted to go to medical school, but due to the fact that I have a chronic illness (prior to the accident), I didn't have the confidence to apply. After the car accident, I had a lot of time to think, and I've spoken to a lot of people with other chronic illnesses who have overcome them and gotten into medical school. The time away from the program gave me perspective and made me realize that the PhD just isn't enough for me. I crave the clinical side, there is a voice in my head telling me to go for it, and I don't want to always be wondering "What if?" I think my record of overcoming obstacles and achieving my goals makes me a good candidate, and I have ~1500 hours of shadowing/volunteering experience with direct patient contact. What do you guys think? Do I have a shot at allopathic MD? I am not opposed to DO, and will mostly likely apply to a few, but I was hoping to gain some insight from this forum. Any and all advice and input is welcome, good or bad! Thanks everyone!