I know it sounds like a ridiculous question and I'll probably get responses that go "Are you serious? It's a US med. school...don't turn it down!" But I don't know... I got into Albany, which I'm sure is a great school, but it doesn't seem to be a very research-focused institution, and my ambition is to get involved in neurology research (I plan on doing a fellowship after med school... not an MD-PhD program though- too long) Should I reapply? I think the main reasons that I didn't have much success this cycle are: a. I applied late... I was stupid enough to wait until the deadline for all the schools, not realizing that it would make a big difference! b. Orgo- bad grades on Orgo really dragged down my gpa I could take Orgo I and II this summer... I'm sure that I can get an A or at least an A- in both (I did badly in the classes before because I was spending too much time on extracurriculars). I can submit my apps ASAP and for the rest of the year I can work at a lab and do some volunteering. But as a reapplicant with a not-so-good gpa who turned down a medical school (which my advisor says other med schools would look down on), would I have a chance at all next year, especially as the number of applicants is growing each year? Whew... sorry for the long message but I'd really appreciate any feedback! ____________________________________ edit 4/26: I'm still getting people responding to my question, so I just want to make it clear that I already put in my deposit for Albany. thanks for all the advice!