The rundown: 3.73 cGPA, 3.79 sGPA 31 MCAT (11/8/12) PA resident White Female Clinical: ~225 hours direct patient care for nursing clinicals (nursing homes and oncology unit) ~1000+ hours as a pharmacy technician, PTCB certified Shadowing: ~60 hours shadowing a Pediatrician, Primary Care doctor, Orthopedic surgeon, Pulmonologist, Ophthalmologist/retinal surgeon (DO), Pediatric Ophthalmologist Non-clinical Volunteering: ~80+ hours volunteering with a no-kill dog rescue (on AMCAS I put over about 200 hours, since that's what it could be by the time I would matriculate in 2015) -60+ (and counting) hours with a non-profit organization that benefits homeless/very low-income children in the Philadelphia area Tutoring/Leadership: -Two years as a TA for economics (around 400 hours)- includes tutoring, exam proctoring, grading, etc I was basically in charge of running the class Facebook page and organizing reviews for exams, and helping with homework -Lead Pharmacy Technician at my job. I assist in training, especially. -Section Leader at the non-profit. I lead groups of 10-25 volunteers at various stations within the organization Honors: -Alpha Epsilon Delta - participated in about 14 hours of volunteering with Red Cross and Autism Speaks in the month I was a member (nationally inducted, if that means anything..) -Deans List (likely won't list this on AMCAS) -Student Marshal at commencement Research: Tiny amount of hypothesis-based research - one semester, maybe 40 hours - project on plant growth/development Others/hobbies: -PADI open water diver -Pep Band (1 year, about 40 hours) So far, PCOM tops my list. I'm very much hoping for an MD acceptance, but DO is perfectly acceptable.