I was just thinking, this doesn't apply to me but I'm sure it does a lot of people. Say someone has the typical 3.0 undergrad GPA and they go to a program or do-it-yourself it and get a nice 3.5 in some sciences and maybe a 29-30 on the MCAT. So they've basically done the advice most on here would give. They then apply to medical school, dont get in. They then apply to the SMPs and dont get in. Then what? With maybe a 3.1 cum, 3.5 science, 29 MCAT seems like you're too close to give up. Ignoring osteopathic (cause the same example could be given about that with slightly lower numbers) what does someone do when this happens? I imagine it happens a lot.