I just got my MCAT back and I have been bitten by the verbal bug as well. I got a 30 overall (verbal-8, physical 12, biological 10, essay-T). I am already graduating so I don't want to take this again next april and end up taking 2 years off from school. I have a super high GPA from a prestigious university and I have done loads of community work and research. What kind of position am I in? Some have told me to immediately start preparing for next april's verbal section (no way i'm taking it in august) so that if I don't get in anywhere (I'll find out at about the time the april 2002 MCAT rolls around) then i'll be ready for the exam. i really don't want to start worrying about that now. do you thing i need to?