Hi, I just want to express how happy I am to be going to medical school. So far these are my stats: Applied through AMCAS: 10 Secondary applications completed due to financial constraints: 6 Accepted: 2 Waitlisted: 1 Rejected: 2 They've completely forgotten about me: 1 MCAT: 32-R GPA: 3.37 Its been a very long and hard road for me to reach getting accepted. You may notice that my overall GPA is quite low. In fact, I was kicked out of college after my first year in 1992-93 as I decided that higher education wasn't the road that I wanted to take and my effort demonstrated this. After 5 years I returned to school to take on the improbable challenge of getting into med school while starting with a 0.947 GPA for my first year. After coming back I earned a 3.66 with honors, 3 years research experience in a cutting edge field of biology, and was published three times due to the work I did. I absolutely worked my butt off, sacrificing the overall GPA a little in order to round myself out with the research but still doing what I could to keep the grades very high. I spent an insane amount of time doing all of this. Come time for the MCAT last August, I was in NYC and the lights went out. After studying for a few months we ended up experiencing The Blackout for 2 days and none of us knew if we'd even be testing until the day of the exam at 6AM, when my site (Queens College) was powered back up. To top it off during the test someone went out of the wrong door in the basement of our building which resulted in a 20 minute long disturbance with an alarm, strobe lights, and fire trucks through which we had to continue testing. It was verbal reasoning -- my worst section I thought, and I thought I bombed it. So its been a long road, pitfalls along the way but all of the hard work has been worth it and I'm in. To anyone who hasn't gotten in this year or is still working up to applying -- stay positive. You certainly can do it, too.