Hi everyone, I thought I'd give this a chance since so many people have been posting their thoughts and questions and the feedback seems to be excellent. I will start with telling a little bit about myself. My overall GPA is 3.75, I come from a top 30 public university in the nation, I am majoring in Biology, and I have done an immense amount of tutoring for introductory biology students, being Vice President of a Biological Journal Club, volunteer work in pediatrics, and being involved in Patient Safety research. I'm really passionate about clinical work and improving therapy, treatment, and the overall field of medicine in the United States of America. A lot of my passion in becoming a physician stems from my father's battle with non-small cell lung cancer. He passed away when I was a sophomore in college and he only lived a year after he was diagnosed with the cancer. Since then, I have really focused my energy and time to do everything I can to become a strong candidate for medical school. Unfortunately, my MCAT scores is the only glitch in my overall application. My first score was an 18Q, where I got a 7 on PS, a 6 on VR, and a 5 on BS in April 2006. I also took a review course from TPR. Shocked and unsatisfied with this score, I decided to of course take it again and revamp my entire approach to taking this test. I bought the whole series of ExamKrackers, signed up for Kaplan and hired a personal tutor from Kaplan for 35 hours. I had studied for the MCAT for 6 to 7 months, somedays for 12 hours but at least 2 hours a day with a little bit of PS, VR passages, and BS, and my last few CBT exams came from AAMC where I have gotten a 34, 32, and 29. Being fully convinced that my earnest efforts were successful, I sat in for the January MCAT in 2007. My scores did not reflect the practice scores I had received. My actual score was a 22R, where I got an 8 on PS, a 4 on VR, and a 10 on BS. I'm particularly shocked at the 4 on VR because I had never gotten that score before in any of my practice exams. A month before the actual MCAT, I even made an appointment with a counselor about test anxiety issues, and we had spoken for an hour, and he honestly believed that I was perfectly fine and that I would do well. As with my Kaplan tutor who encouraged my strengths and wholeheartedly believed I was ready for this test. I am shocked, sad, and just really frustrated with my bad luck. I have a couple interviews for podiatry school, and if podiatry school is the best I can do, I am perfectly all right with it. However, deep down in my heart, I still believe that I will be a primary care physician, I always wanted to specialize in internal medicine. So, I'm exploring osteopathic medical schools, and I'm trying to find a school that I have a strong chance in being possibly considered and interviewed. If anyone is willing to give me advice on my current situation, and possible DO schools that don't put such a strong emphasis on the MCATS, please let me know. My grades, volunteer work, LORS are top notch, its just this blasting MCAT that I for some reason have been having terrible luck in, particularly the Verbal section, otherwise my sciences were not so bad. Thank you to anyone who has read through this long post and answers back.