This is for a friend who PMed me asking for advice. He's not listenening to me, so you guys give your opinions. He graduated from Dartmouth with a 2.8 GPA, no upward or downward trend. He didn't apply to school at the time (1996). He then decided a year ago that he wanted to be a doctor, so he went to UCLA to get an advanced degree in physio. He has taken 5 classes so far, and gotton strait A's. He obtained a 34 MCAT (11V, 11B, 12P). He has also published 4 research papers in the past year. His clinical stuff is pretty good. I forgot what it was, but he is in there with the surgeons. So my question is this. He wants to apply right now to 40 schools and hopefully get in. I think if he waited a year to apply, he will get a lot more good grades (9 more classes). But not much else will chance. What do you guys think.