I'm not sure if this is in the right forum, but I'll try. I'm a post-bacc. I got good marks (3.80 for post-bacc classes and 33O on the MCAT), but things look dismal for this application cycle. I'm on two waitlists and a high priority waitlist but the other 17 schools I applied to rejected me. I interviewed with the director of admissions at one of the schools who waitlisted me to see why I had such an ugly response. He said the main thing was how late my application arrived to him (My secondaries were submitted in late september). I explained that I had actually submitted my amcas application much earlier but that they had lost one of my transcripts which caused a ten week delay before I resubmitted the missing one and was able to get verified. He said I had to take responsibility for the tardiness and make sure it didn't happen again. That's fine. Yesterday I started a 2009 app and am requesting transcripts today. This last year has been pretty much limbo for me with one frustration after another regarding my applications. I've tried to make the best of it though. I started working in a physical therapy office as an aide. It's not a glamorous research or shadowing job and the pay is lowly but I love the patient contact and every day I leave work knowing I helped people get healthy. I've also audited biochemistry and worked as a Teaching Assistant with a bit of tutoring on the side. My question is regarding my PS for the 2009 app. Should I explain what went wrong in 2008 and how I'm addressing it for this application? Should I focus on what I've done over the past year? Also, should I try to find work that's more applicable to medicine? Obviously I wouldn't mind a more lucrative job, but I'd like something where I can be helping patients and ideally make me a more attractive candidate. I'm nervous physical therapy isn't good enough for adcoms. Incidentally I have had research gigs in the past and I've spent over a year volunteering in an ER. I just like the clinic I work in a lot more because I have much more therapeutic contact with the patients. any help would be very much appreciated. thanks!