Like being a good doctor, getting into medical school requires multiple talents.  Premedical students often focus on the purely academic aspects of the process, getting good grades and performing well on the MCAT exam.  But being admitted to medical school requires more than academic achievements.  Each year there are students with outstanding academic achievements who fail to get into medical schools because they never took the time to be informed about the process involved in applying to medical school.  Below are some things to keep in mind: