These boards have been very helpful so far, so I'm coming back for some more advice. I've already decided that I'm probably going to apply in the summer of 2010 for matriculation in 2011, while working in the interim. To prepare for that, I've been volunteering weekly since February/March at MGH (doing patient transport in the ED) as well as an at-risk homeless prevention center. I've got my pre-req courses schedule mapped out over the next year, and I've started to review physics and chemistry on my own for the MCAT, which I want to take after I complete my pre-reqs. I've also been thinking about what I would focus on in my essay, especially why I believe medicine is a good fit for me. I've talked to a few non-trads who also came from finance about their transition, and have done some shadowing, although not much. Is there anything else that I'm missing here? I feel like I'm going down the right path to give me a good shot at getting into med school, but I thought I'd check with the board to see if there's something else I should be doing right now as well...thanks!