Hello. I am applying to medical schools this cycle, however, I don't seem to get many interviews. I attend a top public university. My GPA is 3.8, science 3.83. My MCAT score is 38 (14,12,12). I applied to 18 schools, mostly in the top 30. I submitted my secondaries early August, however, I got 2 interviews in September and haven't heard anything since then. I got into one medical school (Tufts), but considering tuition and location, I don't know if I want to go there. I have received a couple rejections from some schools, but haven't heard back from the top tier schools. I have a feeling my extracurricular activities are a little weak (some research but not so intensive, some volunteer, some shadowing, etc). I am an American citizen, but I do not have a permanent residency in the states, so I don't have instate privilege. If you were in my situation, what would you do? Should I take a year off, and reapply? And if I do, what do you think I should improve? Also, what do you guys think is wrong with my application this year? I'm confused and frustrated and need some advice so I can start planning for next semester and ahead !So please, please! Give my some advice ~ Thank you.