Juniors: You are heading into the final stretch before applications start. Remember, if you are not planning on having a gap year, you need to be ready to begin your application process at the beginning of June. Think about your profile holistically. It is important to balance keeping your grades strong with meaningful extracurricular activities that include clinical, service, and leadership. Start your personal statement, if you haven’t done so already. Contact career services now to begin a process of drafting and review. Good letters of recommendation will also be key elements of support for your application. Finally, do not rush the MCAT. Take the exam when you are most ready, even if that is in June and DO NOT take the exam if you have not finished the prerequisites (including Biochemistry).