I applied June 2010 after graduating but received no love, but I'm not too sure on what is the best way to improve my application. I am looking to apply June 2012. Here is what I put on my application the first time: B.S. Human Biology from a UC 3.73 cumulative, similar for science. Phi Beta Kappa MCAT: 33Q (11,11,11) Undergraduate Lab Assistant for 2 years. Helped on a small project towards the end but no significant research. Mostly genotyping transgenic mice. Clinical Care Extender, 1 year. Over 200 hours. Great program, basically did the duties of a CNA except for charting. Worked Med/Surg, ICU, and ER. Club Water Polo, 1 year. Various short community service programs linked to a Christian Fellowship on campus. I didn't really list these because I felt they were not significant enough to get their own listing in the primary. I was auto-verified for all of the UC's but never received an interview. No interviews for the out of states either which surprised me since my stats were above the average of matriculating students. This leads me to believe either my personal statement absolutely sucked or the committees didn't believe I would be a good doctor. I talked a lot about wanting to work in an underserved area, so maybe they thought I was just lying to get in. Lol. For the past year I have been teaching the MCAT for a test prep company. I am thinking about taking the MCAT again and would love to hit the 37 mark. I studied on my own when I took the MCAT and everything seems a lot more manageable now that I know the test tricks and strategies. I am also worried about my MCAT expiring since I took it in March 2009. Taking it again would also give me the freedom to work in a lab for a couple of years if I have to before applying again. I was hoping that teaching the MCAT would be a plus for the admission committees, but when I spoke with someone who manages the admissions at my UC he told me it isn't that big of a boost because it isn't really medically related. I am looking to get more clinical experience, but in the area I am located now there really isn't anything like the CCE program. It seems all of the hospital volunteers in my area now are 65 years old answering phones in the lobby or working at the gift shop. What would be the best way to prove to the committees that I am dedicated and capable of becoming a doctor?