for those of you who dont get accepted to medical school this year, i want to encourage you to not give up. if you really want to be a physician and want to practice osteopathic medicine, it will happen. just believe in yourself and continue to apply and improve your application. call the admissions committee and ask them what you can do to improve your chances. retake the mcat, work on your gpa, look in the phone book for local DO physicians and shadow them in their clinicals. i know it may be hard at times, but persistance is the key. believe in your heart that it will happen and it will...never let go of your dreams and make them into reality... i applied to medical school last year. i got 2 interviews, turned down at one school and put on the waiting list at another. this year i applied to 2 DO schools. i got interviews at both, turned down at one, and accepted to LECOM....my dream came true. i am now living my dream. it took me a long time to get accepted, but i got in!!! so, believe in yourself, never give up, and one your dream will come true.... MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!