So Ive been rejected for 2006 and now Im preparing to apply for 2007. This Saturday Im retaking the MCAT to try for a few more points, and Im trying to decide on the experience side whether I should throw myself into a research opportunity (non-clinical) or into shadowing/volunteering. Unfortunately I have none of either, and I had decided the Monday after the MCAT I would crack open the phonebook and start calling around for someplace to shadow seeing as though I have no personal doctor contacts. I just received an email though from a professor who wants to discuss research with me. I have another professor whos asked several times, and Im actually really interested in her research (rat neurology >). Still, I feel as though it would be very difficult to try and coordinate both, and my feeling is that shadowing would be more important to obtain, especially since one of my rejection letters suggested obtaining hands-on clinical experience. What do the old, wise, sages of StudentDoctor.net think?