tons of thoughts have passed through my head on which direction I should go about becoming a physician. I have been in college for 5 years now. The first three years of my college career I wish I could go back and erase. There is nothing I hate more then having my undergraduate grades haunt me as they do now. I averaged about a 2.2 the first three years in college. Then It hit me, HEY! you have to work HARD in college. I then began digging myself out, slowly. I finished the first semester of fourth year with a 3.3. the following semester I began to pick up steam, the last week of finals I was hospitalized for a week. My institution did now allow me to withdraw from classes considering it was that late in the semester. I was forced to have my classes averaged without the final exams. That semester I was taking Chem IV and Physics II. I took D's in both were I was on the verge of B+ and A-. My final year I made deans list both times and managed a 3.6 both semesters. My aacomas GPA is listed as 2.9 cum and 2.68 sci. I am signed up for the fall at my local community college for biochem, retaking chem 4(I have already taken Physics II again and recieved a B+) and physio. I have no problem with DO whatsoever. I have retaken some classes as well which is what brought my GPA up. I am signed to take the mcat july 31, which I will probobly be moving back to august because my test average has been a 25. So am I SMP worthy or should I take more courses at my community college. I cannot live were I am living for another year and I need to be out of this house by next summer(living home with my mom is terrible, I have had a terrible home life and I need out again). your suggestions? again I do not mind osteopathic schools. should I still pursue SMP's? or should I apply while taking classes. I am applying 2010 I have wrote a compelling story but If I do not gain acceptance this year should I do an SMP or continue retaking/taking classes. I have a steep upward trend, I am just worried its not long enough. I have definitly learned my lesson and although I know SMP's are high risk high reward, I know that I will not fail and nothing can hold me back. thank you. I know this is crazy but are there any SMP's that are still accepting applications for the Fall of 2009?