Hello! I was hoping I could get some advice upon receiving my MCAT score. I received a 510 (128, 125, 126, 131). While I don't think a 510 is a bad score, my score is unbalanced and I got 513, 514, 519, 518 on my practice AAMC FLs giving a 516 average so I was pretty disappointed. I had a lot of anxiety during B/B and almost voided which is probably why that section is so much lower than my practice sections. I think if I retook I could bring that score up since my practice scores were 128-130. My CARS score felt like a huge gamble for me but I had improved from 126 on FL1 and FL2 to 130 on FL3 and 129 on FL4. I was definitely really sad to get a 125 and I'm worried I won't do better if I retake since I didn't feel like I did that bad but I will practice a lot. I'm leaning towards taking a gap year since my ECs are pretty average (lots of volunteering, leadership in one club, TA, 100 hours hospital volunteering, 1 year research), I lack clinical experience partially due to COVID, and would have to compensate for a lower MCAT score. I'm a TX ORM applicant with a 3.95 GPA so I feel like getting a high MCAT score would open a lot more doors for schools in Texas such as UTSW and McGovern. That being said, I would be happy to go to any school in Texas preferably MD. If I did retake, it would probably be in July or August, Since I now plan on taking a gap year, would it be advisable to retake the MCAT since I did quite better on my FLs if I can work on my testing anxiety or just boost up my ECs?