Hi everyone, It's finally coming down to the wire....I hope you had luck with a school you were interested in. I wanted to seek your opinion on a dilemma I have. After my August 9, 2007 MCAT (I'm applying this upcoming summer), I have two options of where I can live and what I can do: Option 1- Move back to California ( I live in Hawaii) after MCAT to work as a physical therapist (I'm a non trad) while I fill out my secondaries and go on interviews. Pros: Good salary....I've depleted my savings in the past 2 years. So financially, this is a good option in that regard. Also, it's much easier/cheaper to travel to interviews from California than fromHawaii (airfare would range from $500-$1000 if I travel from Hawaii, depending on where I'm going) Con: I'm not really improving my med school application in case I don't get into a school this time around. Option 2-Some really good opportunities have been offered from the Chemistry department here at University of Hawaii. One is to teach a couple of lab sections for one of the Organic chemistry courses for science majors. The second opportunity is to do some research for a professor in the chemistry department. If I live here in Hawaii after my August MCAT, I'll be able to do both. Pro: Excellent for my application...especially if I dont' get in to a med school this time around. Con: In order to travel to interviews from Hawaii, I may have conflicting schedule between teaching/research and interviews. Much less money to be made...which is a bit of a concern since my funds are depleting...and interview travels will cost a lot. My questions for you are: 1) If I am offered interviews from schools, what is the earliest you suspect those offers will be made if I take the MCAT in August 9th (scores will be available in 30 days)? 2) What would you do? I'm thinking that IF interview offers won't even be made until December due to my late MCAT date, I can teach the lab sections and do research from Aug 07 - Dec 07. THEN move back to California in December as I begin interviews. But I don't know when I'll begin to interview. In terms of my stats: Overall 3.42 BCPM 3.82 Physical therapist for 10+ yrs Lilkely 3 exceptional LORs from my professors and an MD So, my chances of admission really depend on my MCAT. Thanks!