I applied to med school last year at my only state school. I did not get accepted. My GPA is about a 3.8 with my sGPA around 3.65. My MCAT score was only a 26, which I am sure I can raise to at least a 33. My departmental letter of recomendation was not good because of some attitude problems I had in the past. My plan is to raise my MCAT and to also come complete a second degree in chemistry next year, giving me a double major of biology and chemistry. This will hopefully give me the chance to improve my letter of recommendation. Also I intend on shadowing and volunteering more. Would it be wise for me to apply in the next cycle? or should I wait to apply to the one afterwards?