Hello all. I am applying for a third, and hopefully, the last time. I think I will have a strong application this time. I have finished a MS in Micro (3.5). My undergrad SciGPA: 3.4, OtherGPA:3.2. I don't think my GPAs are horrible, but I'm not Harvard bound. I did a lot of research, through summer programs in other states. I am currently in Kaplan for the April 20th MCAT. Trust me, it's really hard to type with your fingers crossed. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> I really feel that I would make a good physician. I'm a non-traditional student (24), and I want to make myself count. However, I have to work so I don't get evicted. So, it's not like I have a great deal of time to shadow a physician or volunteer at a hospital. A local physician (I'm in Central NJ) offered to let me volunteer in his office, but I can't start until late April. He understands, since it took him two times before he got in (Duke). If I were to volunteer at this doctor's office (I would be doing everything from paperwork to retrieving patient files to observing patients in the care of the physician); BASICALLY everything but touching patients: would that be too late? If I don't burn his office down, he agreed to write me a letter in late August-early September about how I performed? I would like some advice. It's that there is a lot of competition out here because my town is right next to RUTGERS UNIVERSITY. It's like towny vs. RU student. I don't want to come across as if I need <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" /> , but I don't need someone to be or about my situation. It already makes me want to <img border="0" alt="[Pissy]" title="" src="graemlins/pissy.gif" /> . Thank you so much. Be well.