So I'm not sure exactly if I'm posting this in the right section, but hopefully someone here will have a thought. I'm reapplying for med school, but based on my lack of response, my only OK MCAT (26S), and OK culmulative science GPA (2.9), I'm less-than-optimistic about my chances. So I'm trying to figure out a what my Plan B options are. I currently work in bioethics/health policy and have a strong publication/teaching background. As I see them: 1. I could enter a 1-year med. science masters (BU, Georgetown, Loyola) and reapply either for 2007 or 2008 (thoughts about applying before completing the program would be appreciated). The upside is that I boost my basic science GPA, the downside is that it doesn't have any real application beyond med-school prep and I'm concerned I'd get bored with it; 2. I could enter a 2-year MPH program. I've been told by a respected MD/MPH that I'd make a strong candidate. The upside is that I was planning on doing one in tandem with and MD or shortly after graduation anyway, and it'll get me some anaytical coursework. The downside is that I don't boost my basic science GPA. I'd apply in 2007 for 2008 entrance; 3. I'm applying for an NIH fellowship in medical ethics (again, told by a respected MD in bioethics that I'd make a strong candidate). It's highly competitive, and if I got in, I've been told I should take it. The upside its that it has a fantastic track record in getting people into top post-grad schools. The downside is that it doesn't give me any formal transcript. All options also involve retaking the MCAT August 2006. Any ideas anyone would have would be very appreciated, especially if you've gone through something similar yourself.