okay, i have taken the mcat 7 times, yes 7, i had a liberal arts backround and decided because of a cancer scare(benign tumor) that i wanted to be doctor. Major life change, took the mcat got a 16, only had one biology under my belt, brought it up to a 23 (this would be the 5th and 6th time i took it) and got rejected to schools. got a clinical job that paid about 35K a year not bad with just a bachelors. I learned so much, after the rejection the dean at my local med school said go back and do a master's, i'm now doing that maintaining hight GPA, lots of volunteer work, etc. I checked my mCAT friday and it was straight sevens and a q in writing, I immediately e-mailed the dean whose in the same building and he said to come see him. I thought for sure he was going to say you gave it your best shot. Instead he told me to apply for 2004 and he guaranteed me an interview, yes he promised me, because he had seen all the sacrifices i had made to come this far, it has been 6 years since i made the descision to become a doctor. I have done everything in my control, but the MCAT is not in my control ( i have never tested well on those types of tests but have always done very well in school). So, he told me that i don't have to ever take the mcat again and i am guaranteed an interview with his full support, so now it is up to me. My message is to all you guys, if you really want it you must make sacrifices and make them apparent to your adcom people. I finally feel that someone is going to take a chance on me regardless of the mcat, and this is an allopathic medical in the united states. if i can do it anybody can!