Alright.. where to begin. I graduate next week. I have right now overall a 3.42 GPA and a 29R on the MCAT's. I applied to MD and DO schools. I applied MD in late July, however, due to my school needing the $6 dollar transcript fee up front and not charge my student account like I assumed they would, I never sent my transcripts out until very early September. I will be honest, I also dicked around with a majority of my secondaries. I applied to DO school in late November and dicked around even more on those secondaries. My senior year has been horrible. I went from a solid 3.5 to my current GPA (I am sure you can imagine my grades). A great deal of this trouble stemmed from a combination of being completely and utterly broke and some senioritis. I made the mistake of volunteering as an EMT for almost a year and got shafted on being promoted to a pay position (in their defense they just could not bring on any more pay staff). I had to go back to working at a local pizza place so I could pay for my apartment, books, and car. Everyday it became more apparent I was going to get very few interviews. This did not help motivate me. As I got waitlisted for interviews, I cared less and less. I finally got a DO interview in late February for mid March and this did light a fire under me to get all my DO applications completed. Then April came and rejections began to pill up. I got one more interview at another DO school right around when I found out I was waitlisted at the first DO school. Around this time I completely stopped caring. Well, now it is May. I am waitlisted at 2 DO schools and I have a stack of rejection letters. I have very little faith that those 2 schools will accept me. I may have interviewed well, but I know that time and the odds are against me. Right now I am trying to decide what to do and how to fix things. My senior year is going to hurt the hell out of me. My MCAT's are lame. I personally know I can do better on them and I fully plan to take them again. I probably studied off and on for a month. I know the new in-thing is Post-bacc's, but I am utterly broke and I do not know if I can muster up the motivation to really do well. I honestly have myself convinced that I dug my grave way too deep. I currently looking for some research opportunities because it gives me the chance to make money and boost my application. It has come to my attention that this is a myth and getting published may do very little to help me get into a med school. I know reading over this I sound like a huge slacker and probably not Med School material. To be honest, I am starting to think that myself. I may not be able to hack it. I wanted to be brutally honest with this post because I want all of your brutally honest opinion's. I have never really wanted to do anything other, but I feel that I significantly killed my chances. I also have no idea how to even begin to fix what I have done. Any advice would truly be appreciated. Sorry for the long post, but thanks for any help. CLIFFS -Average Stats -Slacker Senior Year -Screwed -Now What?