I have a good undergrad. GPA and I'm finishing up a certificate program in VCU/MCV. I took the MCAT last April and August ('01) and both time ended up with a 26 overal with no change in any section xcpt WS which increase to a P. So the med. dean suggestion that I take the august '02 and I just received my scores. I am petrified and horrified. I scored a total of 23!!! I went from a 7 on the VS to a 4-VS? I just do not understand how my verbal score could go down. I felt pretty good after the test and thought I scored at least an 8 or 9. What should I do? Do I have a chance of gettinf into a DO school? I have applied to four DO schools, CCOM, PCOM, NOVA, and KCOM. Does anyone know which kind of scores they are looking for and if anyone has been accepted with a 23 on the MCAT? I really appreciate any advice that is beneficial.