Got the news from two schools this week that I was put on the waitlist and am still waiting to hear back from the third. Hoping for some advice on what I can improve on and if I should apply this cycle or wait. Stats: Hispanic first gen FL resident MCAT: 516 (127,128,131,130) uGPA: 3.3 early trend of several Ws but upward trend with 3.95 in 15 hours of postbacc classes BCPM: 3.3 Masters in microbio GPA: 3.78 clinical volunteering: 200 hours in free clinics and hospice Shadowing- 100 (derm, psych, Pcp, rheumatology, plastic surgeon) Non clinical: 1000 - student resource center Research: nothing significant ~100 hours microbio lab Leadership: created pipeline mentor ship program for underrepresented prehealth students, student government, philanthropy chairman hobbie: cooking (culinary club eboard) Harvard Columbia BU (interview - WL) Michigan UCSF (secondary invite - hard screen) Usc Georgetown Emory Ohio state Mt sinai Einstein SUNY Downstate (interview) UM UF (interview - WL) School list in retrospect was way too top heavy but I started with my reaches and ran out of money and time before getting to safeties. Secondaries complete in the end of August up to late September. I thought my UF interview went great but I’m not sure if their laidback nature gave me false confidence (my interviewer called me bro on my way out??) Since submitting secondaries I have been working in a restaurant full time, taking two BCPM courses at a university, and volunteering once a week at a clinic as a scribe. I don’t think I can have a new strongly written letter in time, unless an academic letter from one of my professors will suffice. Considering taking two more courses to reach 30 hrs of PB and doing more clinical hours. Besides the GPA I’m unaware of any glaring pitfalls and am feeling discouraged that a masters, strong MCAT and some PB work still didn’t compensate for poor uGPA . Apologize for the lengthy post. Any advice on where to go from here is appreciated.