What exactly does one need besides great MCAT and SAT scores to get admission to Harvard with a scholarship?

The average MCAT tends to be about a 36 (95th percentile), though the applicant must have a well rounded application with very strong grades, strong recommendations and, typically, strong commitment to medicine and community volunteerism. PLease of students are denied admission with MCAT scores over 39 (99th percentile plus) and strong grades from good schools. Applicants need to stand out. The good news is there are plenty of great medical schools for those who are just "good" students with good (not great) MCAT scores.