Since it is looking like I will not be getting into MD school in 2002 I need to figure out what I want to do with my life for a year while I reapply. My best options it seems so far are to go work as a lab tech and take advantage of the six free credits I can earn from the school (Creighton) a semester or finish up a degree in Chemistry at U of Nebraska. Arguments for working at Creighton; make $, by taking 6 credits/semester I don't have to pay back student loans, have the chance to kiss AdCom butt easily enough. Against: Grades for those courses won't come in until December so MD schools will barely even know if I did well in the classes or not. And for Chemistry; I've heard MD schools cut a little slack with respect to GPA to people with tough majors (like chemistry), my AMCAS app would indicate I am a Chem major right away when they see it and I would avoid paying back loans. Against: I would be paying $, not making it. Give me your thoughts.