I developed wicked hypothyroid symptoms my freshman year and my GPA hit a 2.5 the quarter it all started. Since my problem has been figured out, I am on treatment and doing better, but my cGPA is still on the low side despite my working hard to bring it up. I wrote about it in my personal statement--but will med schools even care? Also, how strong are my ECs and what would be some good target med schools? GPA: 3.48 cGPA, 3.48 sGPA (UCSD mo bio major, grad in 3 yrs,taking Humanities at a JC soon) MCAT: 29Q (PS 7 , BS 11, VR 11) --retaking Aug 15th...but I'm applying in June --didn't study bio or o-chem the first time i took it ECs/LoRs: Clinical: Shadowing -Pediatric Surgery--2 mos. -Cardiothoracic Surgery (UCSD) --6 mos. *LoR -Plastic Surgery (UCSD) --3 mos. (will continue through this year--possible mission trips to Dominican Republic, Mexico, India) *will ask for LoR Clinical: Other -Diabetes testing at free clinic ~ 1 mo. -CPR certification Research: High School -Bioengineering project ---Journal of Materials Research publication ---MRS presentation, and more -My own project Research: College -HS research project con't... ---oral presentation: Regenerate World Congress 2006 -Summer Research Fellowship: UTSW ---poster presentation (part of the program tho--does that still count?) -Faculty Mentor Program/Ind. Research: The Salk Intitute *2 LoR (faculty mentor and program director) --- oral presentation at Faculty Mentor Program Research Roundtable ---Chancellor's Research Scholarship -Paid Ind. Research: UCSD Div of Bio Sci (will go through 2009) *LoR Clubs/Orgs: -National Soc. Collegiate Scholars (3 yr) -Alpha Chi Omega Women's Fraternity (3 yr) *could ask for letter of rec. ---Photography Chair ---International Chair -AED (1 yr) ---Com. Committee (designed the logo n flyers) -Revelle College Honors Mentor Program ---1 quarter so far, will continue in 2009 b/c I'll still be on campus working Hobbies/Jobs: -working out: 2 hr/day, 5 days/wk ---goal to do local amateur figure model comp. in late 2009 -tutoring ---private tutored since HS, through college on and off ---starting with Kaplan in July (I write lyrics for songs that my brother writes/produces and design T-shirts...but IDK if I should mention that?) Thanks so much!!!