I just finished with a meeting I had with an admissions consultant. He told me this was not my year for applying. Apparently, my lack of clinical research and in-hospital volunteering will prevent schools from accepting me. I've worked really hard though. My GPA is 3.65, I haven't taken my MCATs yet (2 weeks to go). This is a seasoned professional, should I even bother applying, or do what he says and wait it out a year and in the meantime, line up some research? I feel so shut down. This has been really devastating to me. So any advice will be very welcome.