I'm applying this cycle but don't have an A yet and am freaking out. I got 2 IIs early in the cycle (1 in August and 1 in September) but nothing since. I applied to 20 schools and currently have 2 IIs, 3 pre-II Rs, and 2 "official" pre-II holds. 1 interview hasn't happened yet, the other school deferred me. Complete silence from the others. At my advisor's recommendation, I did not apply DO and I'm kicking myself for that. The problem is that I don't know what I could do to significantly improve my application for future cycles. I could improve my MCAT, but I'd have to increase my score significantly to make a difference in my application and I don't know if it's worth it, especially considering I'm not trying to get into top 20 schools or anything. I'm already a certified EMT and volunteer at a local station frequently. I also previously worked as a critical care tech in a hospital, a dental assistant/sterilization tech, and a science summer camp counselor, I'm currently a medical assistant at an urgent care and a tutor. In terms of research, I don't have any publications yet because I work in a newly established lab, but I'm still doing research. I have leadership experience and have been involved in the arts as a hobby. MCAT 511 and cGPA 4.0. PA resident applying to schools in the general PA area and ORM. Sorry for the long post, but does anyone have advice on what I could do to reinvent myself as a reapplicant? Any thoughts are appreciated because I don't know what to do and feel stuck.