I posted this same topic in the Allopathic forum but wanted to see how future D.O.'s repsonses varied from those of the Allo. forum: Here's a VERY brief summary. Took MCAT in April 2000 without studying. Received an 18 (ouch!). I have a 3.26 GPA, major in Biology. Collected recommendations but did not officially apply anywhere in 2000. I am currently enrolled in Kaplan. Received a 24 on the first full-length exam. Am studying very hard for April exam. I am currently working as an Orthopedic Consultant (sales). Met with my old college's pre-med advisor today. She told me that my GPA was just too low. Advised me to look at D.O. or overseas schools. What do you think? I have read some of your posts and know there is hope, but level with me. Is the advisor right? What score do you think I need on the MCAT to be competitive if at all? Thanks for all your time and good luck.