I was scoring close to 30 on the practice AAMC's, but somehow ended up with a 23 on the real deal. :-/ PS: 7 VR: 8 BS: 8 There's not enough time to study for and retake the MCAT before September 10th, so I'm stuck with a 23 for this application cycle. The rest of my application is good. I have a decent amount of shadowing/volunteering, and I'm a non-traditional with solid work experience. The MCAT is the black eye in my application. Do I have any chance of an MD acceptance? I really believe the 23 MCAT was a fluke. I just wonder if any MD schools will look at the rest of my app. and think the same. Should I apply DO only? I've been reading and trying to better understand the pros/cons of attending a DO school. I've only taken the MCAT once and plan to retake in January.