So I have a huge dilemma regarding what to do next year, and I figure that my fellow non-trads could give me some good feedback! My story in brief is that I've always wanted to go to med school, but had underwhelming grades in undergrad and got diverted; also I didn't finish all the prereqs while in undergrad. I got a BS in Bioengineering from one of the UC's, and now I've just finished up law school at Duke. During law school I finished up my last few prereqs, took the mcat, shadowed, and volunteered at the hospital. My stats are as follows: 3.38 overall, 3.18 BCPM, 35Q. I applied really broadly this year and got 3 interviews resulting in 2 waitlists and 1 rejection. Here's my dilemma. I really want to become a doctor, and I am pretty sure my GPA is what's holding me back. My options for next year are to do the Georgetown SMP or be an IP attorney in NYC while I reapply. Either way, I'll take the bar exam... I feel like Georgetown would really help me get in if I do well, but it'd be yet another year of school with no guarantees. On the other hand, working in NYC would be pretty cool since I'd be having fun in a new place with a fair amount of income; though I'll no doubt be working long hours and of course law isn't totally my thing. The other thing I'm worrying about is my MCAT, since it will expire in 2 years. I took it right after I finished organic chem and immunology, so the sciences were fresh in my head - so I'm worried that if I were to have to take it again, I might not do quite as well. In sum, the dilemma is: Do I work for a year and risk another cycle of not getting in, or do I do the SMP to fix what I believe is my core admissions problem (the GPA)?