Hello All, This is my first post on SDN but I have been a long time viewer....I need some major advice ok, so here is the situation GPA: ~3.2 MCAT: not yet taken pre-med, junior in undergrad. I have taken all my pre-med requirements except organic chemistry which I will be taking next semster. I am planning on applying to medical school this coming spring (as soon as applications come out) Unfortunately I expect that I will probably be rejected from all med schools so I need to start looking up alternative options. Can someone guide me in what direction I need to head in, in order to become a doctor, should I do an SMP or postbacc program, if I do this I really do not want it to take longer than a year (meaning that I would very much preferably like to enter medical school as soon as I finish the 1 yr program) What programs are there in ILLINOIS that i should apply to (I will only be applying to schools in IL as there are some family issues that require me to be there) I have heard about Loyola and Rosalind Franklin. Are there any others that anyone knows of? What are the pros and cons of each? Ok well that is quite a lenghty post, looking forward to hearing what you guys have to say. Thanks!