Hi everyone, I took the MCAT this year and ever sense have been having some difficulty figuring out what it would take to get into a top medical school. Before taking the MCAT, I was thinking grades and MCAT score are so important and I need to do well on the MCAT...but after taking it and getting a decent score im starting to feel like maybe these two variables aren't as important as other activities. I mean, what else does one need to do...obviously emphasis is placed on leadership, volunteering, and research, but how much does one actually have to do in any of these areas. Is it about standing out, like majoring in an area that few other premeds major in or doing research in a medically related area that not many premeds are involved in? Of course theres no formula for getting in to a great school, but some input from anyone who's been there or has an idea about these things would be greatly appreciated.