I am worrying about my application status in the medical school application. I didn't finish my application for the year 2000 class because I could not find enough recomm letters, and also I thought my application would not going to work. Last time I had GPA=3.5. I took August MCAT and have VR=7 PS=10 BS=13 Writing=K I didn't recieve any secondary from UC campus (except UCD) My research advisor professor told me that I got too low in VR and writing so I would be very disadvantageous in the application. As a result, I decided to re-apply again and retook MCAT. Miserably, after my intensive preparation, I got even lower scores in April MCAT. VR=6 PS=11 BS=11 Writing=M My GPA also decreased to 3.4 because I finished the freshman English classes and some tough graduate biology classes. Now I had been rejected by Ohio State University and Cast Western Reserve University without the secondaries, and those schools all sent the secondaries to me last time. Now I come to think whether my goal to study medicine is realistic. I am a U.S. citizen, but my parents brought me to Taiwan and I recieved most of my education there. As a consequence, my English is not very good. I finished a b.s. degree of psychology in National Taiwan University, but in order to make my profile more accepted in the medical school application, I had registered in the graduate program of biology in Cal Poly Pomona and finished all my premed courses at this university. My career goal is academic medicine, so I really want to enter a MD-PhD program or a MD program that is more emphysized in medical research. However, with my low GPA and low MCAT scores now, I am probably only able to be accepted by osteopathic medical schools, but since I am interested in academic medicine not primary care, maybe I should considered about PhD program if I could not go to any medical school. Anyway, I would like to ask a few questions. (1) How low is the chance for me to be accepted by any allopathic medical school, according to my GPA and MCAT and my California residency. (2) Will my foreign background make me unfavorite for medical schools? (3) Am I wrong to choose California State Polytechnic University Pomona to be my graduate school and premed school? I have already heard many of my friends told me that I should choose UC schools not CSU schools, but my roommates always guarantee me that Cal Poly Pomona is an excellent university, and I am so confusing.