Too much emphasis on things that are subjective and don't matter, like ECs, and the interview. I doubt the cancer patient who you are cutting open is going to care that you volunteered for big brothers and worked in a biochem lab when you were 18. Too much emphasis on LoRs, which is pretty much a game of sucking up and hoping you don't get stabbed in the back by an ass hole prof. Doesn't mean much in the long run, but it sure does help out the profs on the adcoms who need some free labor. Too little emphasis on things that actually matter, like MCAT and GPA. IMO, admissions should be based on GPA, MCAT, and a pass/fail interview (to screen out the weirdos) ONLY. If you deny this, you are a pinko who simply wants to redistribute wealth by giving the *******es with 3.5 GPAs (who likely come from poor families) a chance of getting in.