Hi everyone, I'm currently in the application cycle for the 2008 class, but I got my applications in pretty late (secondaries were complete late October or mid-November). Due to some circumstances out of my control, I didn't get the AMCAS in until August, and then a letter was delayed which slowed down many of the applications which required that letter. As a result, I've gotten 5 interviews (so far... "On Hold" for UC Davis, but I'm losing hope on that). One is upcoming at Einstein, and I'm sure that's just for a waitlist spot. I'm currently waitlisted at Wash U and Tulane, and waiting for responses from UCI and UCSD. I feel that, given my stats (37R, 3.83GPA, Bioengineering at Berkeley) along with my decent ECs (some volunteering at a hospital, work at a pediatric office, ongoing research, club leadership), I would have gotten more interviews and possibly some acceptances already. I got secondaries from 21/22 schools (including UCSF, Stanford, and Harvard, U of Washington told me not to waste my time), but three schools rejected me almost immediately saying the class was full, and Wake Forest said something about being in an interview pool and not being able to interview all of them. Of the interviews I did have, Wash U seems to interview everyone who meets their numbers cut-off, and UCI, UCSD, and Einstein all interview much later than most schools. So, my question is, would it be wise to reapply this year? I really don't want to take a year off; I feel like medicine is the life for me, and I'd like to get started on it ASAP. I would submit the AMCAS early June and obviously everything else would be ready to be sent out. I realize that I still have a good chance to be accepted off the waitlist but I just want to cover my bases. I haven't strengthened my application all that much since last year, though I am working on a paper that we hope will be publishable but it is in its early stages. I'd probably work for the year, either in research or clinical. I?d love to go to a state school (UCSF was my first choice, by far). Would they look down on my application because I am reapplying without much change? It?d be only 10 months since I last applied, and most of that time I was still in school and just continuing the extracurriculars that I was already doing. Also, I took the MCATs in August before my junior year (2002). I wouldn?t need to retake them, would I? Thanks for the help; I am still holding out hope for this year but I am getting worried.