Hi everyone, I would really appreciate some advice about my chances of getting into medical school. First my numbers and background: I went to a lower-tier California State school, and had an undergraduate GPA of 3.38. After undergrad I joined a post-baccalaureate program at Drexel University's IMS Program where I took actual medical school classes and was graded on the same grading scale as the med students. Although I passed all my classes, I received mostly Cs and Bs, and had a post bac GPA of 2.75. It was always my (overly ambitious) plan to receive both an MD and a PhD, so after a year in my post bac, I applied to an MD/PhD program, but was only accepted to the PhD program. I'm currently a PhD candidate in biochemistry and will probably graduate around January of 2008. I currently have 3 peer reviewed publications (2 from undergrad, 1 from grad), and probably a couple more on the way before I defend. I also have a patent pending on a medically-relevant invention. My grad school GPA is a measly 3.03. I took the MCAT last April with moderate/hard studying and received a 31P (B: 10, P: 10, V: 11). Last June (2006), I applied for the MD program again at my current campus (the only campus I applied to this year), and haven't heard any news yet. But at this late in the game, I'm pretty discouraged. So, I'm planning to apply again this June. Since my undergraduate GPA is from a lower-tier school and my post bac and grad GPAs are lackluster, should I take the MCAT again and try to get a higher score? Would a higher score help me substantially? If my score should happen to fall, would that hurt me even more? Or should I take my chances with this application cycle and apply broadly? Any help and insight would be appreciated. Thank you!