Hi, I've just graduated from college and currently applying to osteopathic schools (LECOM, NYCOM, PCOM, NECOM, NJCOM). Due to my poor stats (3.58 overall, 3.49sci and 24mcat), I've been rejected by 30 med schools last year when I applied to 30 allopathic schools. But I'm happy for that complete failure because only thorugh that, I came to know about osteopathic medicine whose philosophy parrelells with mine. However, very honestly, I get so tempted now and then to retake the mcat and reapply to those schools i got rejected from. I believe if i study mcat for a year, i could ace it. But the time doesn't allow me to do that if I'm going to wait hopefully for interviews/acceptance from osteopathic school because i need to start studying now. Can someone tell me if i have a shot at DO schools or should I just concentrate on studying for mcat now til april 2002 and take the mcat then. I want to enroll in a mcat prep course which starts in Jan 2002, so I really don't wanna take the risk of waiting for DO's response while not enrolling in the prep course. If you can please shed some lights on when students usually get interviews and when they get the notice of acceptance or rejection, I would greatly appreciate it.