Here is my original thread from last year (much has changed since then, but in case you're interested): http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=825055 Graduated BYU-Neuroscience 2011 3.28cGPA, 3.2sGPA, 36 MCAT, Montana Resident Lots of shadowing, many other things (if interested you can see previous post above) Waitlisted at University of Washington and Ohio State University Odds are against me getting in this year, so I'm reapplying in case I don't. Getting 1-2 new LOR. (I don't know if that was one of the problems or not) Updating / rewriting personal statement and application. Basically, I was wondering on what I should do to improve my application. I am calling the medical schools to see if they can give me any personalized feedback. I'm concerned it was due to my lower GPA. What is the best way to go about fixing this? Option 1: Take upper-level undergrad science courses (I've already graduated, and they wouldn't change my GPA much at all because I have so many credits). Option 2: SMP. (I looked these up and I've heard some bad things about them. Expensive. None in my area and I don't think there are any online, if you know of an online one, please let me know!) Option 3: Grad School. (Do a year of a master's in neuroscience or something similar. It could be past the deadline to apply...) Option 4: Medically related job. (I've found this very difficult. Interviewed for an MA job that didn't require CMA, but didn't get it. Everything seems to require a CMA or licensing which takes a long time. I'll look into how long for EMT. Also, I heard scribe, I'll look into that. Finally, I could try CNA.) Option 5: Something else? Continue with my current, non-medical job but really hit volunteering and such?