Hi everyone, this is my first time on sdn, and, to be honest, I'm feeling desperately hopeless right now. I'm nowhere near as confident as I want to be. I took the mcats 3 times already 19 (V:4, P:7, B:8) 26 (V:8, P:9, B:9) and 28 (V:8, P:11, B:9). I graduated last year with a math degree and a minor in biology with a 3.42 gpa and a 3.26 bcpm. I've been volunteering in a hospital for over 2 years now and am currently volunteering in a biochemistry lab doing research in lung cancer diagnosis. I've participated in a few clubs in college and worked at my mother's business. It was rough and plagued with family problems as well. I've since been working (non-medically related job) to pay off some loans and was hoping to apply this upcoming cycle. I live in Illinois so I want to apply to pretty much all the schools here but, again, desperately hopeless. What do you think?