Hey Guys, So I am still waiting on interviews this cycle and it looks like I may not get any more. I applied to 20 schools ranging from low to mid tier (the only longshots were all the UC's since I'm from CA) and only got 3 interview invites with 1 in-state. Just in case I do not get into any school by March, I plan on restarting for the next cycle. Some background on myself that I put in my current application: cGPA: 3.93 - Engineering at UC sGPA: 3.97 MCAT: 30Q Extracurriculars/Activities: 1.5 years research - No publications but posters/presentations 82 Hours ICU volunteering Camp Counselor Photo Technician 10 Hours as Native American Health Screener Attended Symposiums and Conferences Statistical Software Tutor at University --- I know my MCAT and clinical experience is not up to par with most competitive applicants so I am trying to correct this for next cycle. If by March I do not get in I will take the May MCAT with studying beginning March. I only got 1.5 weeks to study the first time so a good 2 months would probably increase my score to hopefully 35. I have done two things to get my community service done: 1) Currently enrolled in a Clinical Care Extender Internship where I do rotations at a local hospital for about 300 floor hours total in a year. Direct patient and healthcare professional contact happens every hour. 2) Currently Volunteering as a tutor for homeless elementary school children. Tutor several hours a week during the school year. In terms of academics, I am not going back to school since I am already at a good GPA. I only plan on continuing my research. At the moment I have 2 pending co-author publications in mid-tier journals. Hopefully they will be official in time for next cycle. Because of a job I had that required me to work 12 hours a day, I was only able to complete schools mid September to early October. Next cycle I plan on getting complete by mid July. --- Based on what everyone on this forum says I think I covered everything. However, am I missing something? With my course of action I will have about 2 days of the week with nothing to do. Should I just fill that with a job or is there something that would make me more competitive? Your advice is appreciated.