I am simply amazed that all of a sudden people are frantic that med. school competition is going to be more intense just b/c apps are rising again after a 6 year decline! When was med school ever easier to get into????? I feel that the averages have stayed the same....in 1995-1996 when I was a college freshman, you needed a 3.5 and 30 to be considered competitive. The same still holds true 6-7 years later in 2002! If med. schools were all of a sudden taking the majority of applicants with a 2.8 and 25, then I would say, yeah, it is getting easier! Whether the cycle is up or down, getting into medical school will always remain fiercely competitive!!!!!!!