Hello! I'm stressed out about this whole process and am seeking advice from those who can and are willing to help. Here's my situation... I applied this past cycle (only to DO schools) and have been waitlisted at my top choice school (PCOM). My overall GPA is 3.54, science GPA 3.55, and MCAT 17O with retake of 19P. I have excellent ECs and LORs, and I was told this by the interviewers. I feel that my application is fairly competitive except for my embarrassing MCAT score. I currently plan to retake the MCAT again this summer. My concern, however, is obviously with my MCAT. I know there are statistics showing that the MCAT is a predictor for the board exams. Many of the specialty fields I am currently interested in (I know this is subject to change within med school) are some of the more competitive fields and require stellar performance on the boards. My question/concern is whether I am being realistic that med school is right for me? Is it realistic for me to obtain an acceptable score on the MCAT? Are the boards going to be impossible for me? Should I consider other career paths, such as PA, pharmacy, or grad school? I have always felt drawn to medicine for as long as I can remember, but my poor performance on the MCAT has me questioning this career path. Currently, I am doing research for a government laboratory (I graduated a year ago), but I know that I do not want to do research for the rest of my life. I've also considered dentistry, but wonder if I would struggle with the DAT as well. Sorry for the long post, but I would really appreciate any advice. I'm just very confused, and am looking for some direction. Thanks!