I was curious what people thought of my situation because I'm getting really skeptical and down. Graduated from undergrad in 2011-UMass-Biochem & Molecular Biology. Went through a some things freshman year that resulted in a low GPA. It picked up during sophomore year, so sophomore year onwards was 3.6c&sGPA, being on the deans list every semester until graduation. I did a lot of undergraduate research from sophomore year onwards related to DNA repair pathways. After graduation I started at Merck as a full-time employee and have been working in a BioProcess group (Process development and method development) since then. We got a metastatic melanoma drug approved (Keytruda) last year and long story short, it changed my entire outlook on what was important to me. I took a few grad classes at Lehigh part-time while employed at Merck. Took the July MCAT: 505 composite score PS: 130/132 CARS: 122/132 BS: 127/132 P/S: 126/132 I know the CARS is low. From practice tests I was consistently getting 124's so I was a little surprised by the 122. Since January, I've been shadowing my internist, and a DO we know. Both are writing letters for me. Additionally, my manager at Merck is writing a letter, and a prof I TA'ed for for 1yr, and my upper level biochem prof. I also spent a vacation day shadowing a vascular surgeon for the day--didn't ask for a letter because it wasn't longitudinal. Total shadowing time: ~100 hrs for the internists, 10-11hr for the vascular surgeon. Volunteer experience: 40 hrs working with kids aging out of the US foster system with behavioral issues to adapt them to society and direct their career paths. ~ 60hrs at an assisted living facility, working with the traditional residents and in the dementia units alongside the activities staff. What do you guys think the chances are for MD/DO acceptance, and where should I be looking for that? I'm a NJ resident BTW.