Hello everyone! I'm reaching out to all of you successful med students for advice about my current situation! Please help! I want nothing more in the world than to practice medicine. I know that I have a unique voice and a genuine desire to serve humanity; I've devoted so much of my life to helping others. I graduated from college (not an IVY league) in 2003. I'm doing clinical research at a top hospital in NYC. I took the august mcat and got a 26: 10BIO 10 VERBAL 6 PS. My GPA is a 3.6, my science GPA is a 3.6. I have many hours of unique volunteer work and research, two abstracts as well. At this point I have been accepted to one Carribean school and rejected from DOwnstate. I applied to all of the schools in NY, PENN, and NJ, including 2 DO schools and 3 foreign schools (ROSS, st.georges, cornell in qatar). I vowed never to take the mcat again, it was the most miserable experience of my life, however, i dont want my decision to attend a foreign school to haunt me forever; I dont want to be limited in my options of residency programs and I don't want to struggle against the prevailing prejudice against FMGs. What do you think i should do? Please tell me: 1) Strategies that will help me get accepted to an American med school for sept. 2006 (ie contacting dean to review my app) 2) whether or not i should take the mcat again or just go to a foreign school. Thank you so much to all of you who take the time out to offer your guidance. I truly appreciate it. Sincerely, T.