Hi, I need some help on my current dilemma. I know many of you may be in the same boat and I would just like some good honest advise. I currently moved 3 years ago to a new state and am currently working as a research tech. I applied to the state school, my number one choice, but was rejected this cycle. I talked to someone on the admissions board and they pretty much said that I need to do volunteer work that will make me stand out, and show my desire for medicine. Here are my stats: 3.27 GPA, 29R (V:9 P:9 B:11) and I have done alot of volunteering as a mentor and working at a hospital. I guess this school wants to see my committment to helping others, and the things I have done are things that other applicants have done as well. BUT I was also thinking of doing a one year masters (ie Georgetown) to raise my GPA, and possibly re-take the MCAT, this would help my chances of getting into OTHER schools. I am torn, do I spend most of my time volunteering in the community (which I would love to do) or do I spend the time raising up my numbers so I don't put all my eggs into one basket? Sorry for the long post, any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.