OK... here's my story. I am a senior at an elite Ivy League school. I took the MCAT in April and scored a 41. BUT, the only thing is that my GPA sucks. It is really bad, like a 2.5 right now. And most of the lower grades I have received have been in my premed classes. I had a lot of medical problems the first 2.5 years of school. I probably should have taken a leave of absence, but I stayed anyway. I have tons of research experience, including some publications and one of which I am even the first author on. I also have a lot of clinical experience. I'm also an underrepresented, female minority. I know I will have great recs from the people I have worked with and also some of my professors. But what should I do about this really low GPA? I am planning on taking a year off after graduation. I was going to volunteer in some minority related health setting. But, should I retake these premed classes? Because, it's obvious that I know the material (From my MCAT score), so I don't know. Am I totally screwed for med school? This has been my lifelong dream... Please give advice. Thanks!!