Hi all, Should I take a year off to boost my GPA? My GPA was 3.83 at a liberal arts college, now 3.34 at Ivy (after I transferred), with a cumulative GPA of 3.56, and science GPA of 3.45. I did research since high school, volunteered for hospitals and others, have 3 majors, worked in hospitals and other jobs. I am also an unrepresented minority. Yet my MCAT was only 24O (9BS, 9PS, 6VR) when I took it as a sophomore. Im now a junior, and published in an undergraduate (peer-review journal) journal as the only author. I want to apply for MD/PhD. Should I take a year off to increase my GPA and take MCAT a year later when I have more time to study? With my stats, should I just pursue a MD? Or should I retake the MCAT now and apply over the summer and see what my chances are? Will reapplying to medical schools or taking MCAT 3 times be a problem? If I do take a year off, will pursing a masters degree or a research publication be better? ANY comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!