Hi everyone, It looks like I'm going to have to reapply for another cycle. I'm on 4 waitlists, but I'm not holding onto any hope. Also, I know that I messed up by not applying to DO schools during my previous two cycles. I am paying for that mistake with the mental toll the two cycles have taken on me. My stats are: 3.6 cGPA, 3.5 sGPA MCAT: 508 (expired..need to retake) I worked in a lab for 4 years, which resulted in a mid-level authorship of a publication. I also have a poster presentation. I was a nursing assistant for about 2 years. Volunteered at a hospital for a year. I was a medical scribe for a year. I was an AmeriCorps member for a year. First Cycle: I did not apply to enough schools, but I did end up getting an interview at a state school. I was waitlisted at one and ultimately rejected. Second cycle: I joined AmeriCorps. Ultimately resulted in 4 waitlists at MD schools. My thoughts on how to improve for the third cycle: Retake MCAT and practice mock interviews. I know my interview skills are lacking, which resulted in the four waitlists. I applied to about 30 schools the past two cycles, and I'm not sure if I should reapply to those schools. I think at this point, my best shot are my state schools and osteopathic schools. I'm hoping to take the MCAT next year and apply a few months afterwards. I am also going to work at a clinic fulltime and shadow some osteopathic doctors. Does this sound like a good plan? Let me know and thanks for taking the time to read this post.