Hey guys Im a new poster to this board after spending some time lurking. Anyways...I am in need of some advice. I just recently graduated from a pretty good school with a BS in Molecular Biology. My MCAT was a 26 and my GPA a 3.3. I applied to med school for the Fall 2001 but did not get an interview anywhere :-(. I am now looking at backup plans which primarily consist of masters programs. So far I have gotten into the MSP program at MCP Hahnemahn but this program lasts two years with the first yera being spent taking grad level courses and goign thru intense MCAT review. You then take teh MCAT during the spring of that year and if you get a 27 or higher you move onto the IMS program in whcih you take med school classes. A "B" or better average in IMS guarantees an interview at MCP. The other program I am now looking at is at Chicago Med school...program for an MS in Medical Imaging. The people that get into this program, I am told, are pretty much granted an interview at Chicago Med adn then if they do well in the program are accepted in to the school. In the spring qtr here you also take med school courses which gives you a chance to show you can handle the coursework. My dilemma is that if I do the Chicago program, I dont want to put all my eggs in one basket and I'd like to also apply elsewhere and I woudl also retake the MCAT this summer. That being the case Id be counting on the fact that an improved MCAT and a year in this program will help me get in. If I do the MCP one, I have a full year of hopefully improvement in both coursework and MCAT under my belt before reapplying for Fall 2004 (and during Fall 2003 year Id be taking med school courses). The important thign is I dont want to be in this same situation a year from now if I do the Chicago thing. Any advice?