Hello, first time posting. Need advice on school list and next steps to go from here. Here are my stats: UF undergrad with Biochemistry major, Florida resident, Asian, 1st generation in US in my family cGPA: 3.85 sGPA: 3.80 MCAT: Total 508 (Chem: 130, CARS: 123 (ouch), Bio: 128, P/S: 127) (Taken in July 2015) I have taken my last MCAT three years ago, with verbal at 6 and retake at 8. Three years later, remaining sections improved this MCAT. I graduated from UF in August 2012, and took up paramedic full-time. I understand my CARS is extremely terrible, but I still want to push for MD and DO schools this cycle. I really hope to not retake the MCAT if possible. Experience: -1+ years as ER tech at a hospital as a paramedic (current full time position) -2 years as an EMT-Basic (Ambulance) -2 years of Paramedic fire/clinical externships -Shadowed ER doctor (about 20 hrs total) -2.5 years of clinical research with poster presentation at a conference (first author), multiple research projects and leadership experience working in a professional group, no manuscript or publications. Also served as nutritional consultants under the PI to pediatric patients (our research population)(patient interaction). -Shadowed Cardiology doctor (about 50 hrs total) -Volunteered at hospital's outpatient clinic (1 year) MD School list: (All 7 state [FL] schools) UF USF FSU FIU FAU UCF UM Albany (NY) Rosalind Franklin Creighton Eastern Virginia Rush Commonwealth (Penn.) Virginia Commonwealth West Virginia DO School list: LECOM Brandenton NOVA CUSOM ACOM RVUCOM Rowan SOM PCOM All three Edward Via Colleges William Carey ATSU-SOMA GA-PCOM LECOM Lake Erie I know it's a stretch given this is my 3rd time applying, took a gap year after the 2nd time for three years. Additionally, my CARS may not make it pass the screening, and I would like to know which schools should be taken off the list or added on based on my verbal. Also, any advice on the above schools are appreciated. I have strong LoRs. I completed my primaries for both MD and DO, and about to submit all my secondaries (MD only) by the end of August. DO secondaries have yet to come due to my July MCAT. I will do my best to answer any other questions. Thank you.