Hi beautiful community of SDN I am going to a 3rd time applicant this upcoming cycle and I would LOVE some advice as to what I can improve so that my apps are more solid this year. A little bit about myself top/mid tier UC undergrad (3.75) and same UC school Grad (3.96) with a research/thesis based degree- majored in chemistry (BS and MS). Graduated from undergrad in 2015 and grad in 2017. MCAT 512 with a 124 CARS subscore on second attempt. Founded a Honors Greek organization on campus and have been part of it for about 5 years while holding various leadership positions. Worked multiple part time jobs including tutoring, orientation leader and various student assistants. Changed my career path to medicine from pharmacy last year of college. Was a TA and grad student for 2 years. First year- I was naïve. I applied late with no clinical experience so definitely blaming myself there. No interviews. Attempted high tier schools thinking I would get in (I learned my lesson haha) and applied to 30 schools. Second time- I started scribing the May before the cycle started. Submitted first day. Applied to a wide range of schools- reach schools were UCLA/Dartmouth and every other school's matriculate stats are around my MCAT/GPA or lower. Throughout my apps cycle, I have been tutoring HS students and working as chemistry instructor at a vocational school (nurses, dental hygiene assistants and etc.) while working as a medical scribe (30 hour a week). In the interim, I was also published but was a bit too late in the cycle (early Feb). Had one interview (CCOM) but got rejected . LOR: I had 3 professor letters and added an MD letter in early September (4 total). I think 3/4 of the four are strong and the last one is a bit more generic (organic chem professor, probably had too many letters to write so she used a template). Any input is sooo appreciated!!! I would love to get in contact with someone who can provide me with some pointer. I really want to go to medical school and I guess I hope third time is the charm? Thank you all!