Hi guys! I have a "small" problem. I came to the US only 4 years ago. I graduated with overall 3.54, science 3.53. I went to college while working a full time job at a night shift at a major medical institution in NYC. (laboratory technician). ( worked from 40-60 hours per week ). Also, I commuted 4 hours each day! Now, I took the April MCAT. I scored 6 in Verbal because I could not finish all passages. (did not finish about 18 questions) English is my second language which I have started learning only 5 years ago. I was sure that the US medical schools would eliminate me as soon as they see my verbal score. However, I still decided to apply to many schools. I also applied to an Australian medical school. In Australia there are only 10 medical schools. I think that Australian medical schools have an excellent 4 year program which is very similar to one in the US. They accept only 25 international students per year and 55 Australians.(80 per year). Curriculum is pure PBL (Problem-based learning). And yes, they want your MCAT scores and require at least score of 8 in each section and M in writing in order to get an interview(they interview you in Chicago, NYC, and LA). (USMLE passing rate for this school: step 1 95%. step 2 99%). As you can see, according to their rules I would not make their initial cut. Nonetheless, they accepted me immediately. They were very impressed with my credentials and they also understood the circumstances behind my verbal reasoning score. The school in Australia starts on February 7 because Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere. What should I do? I had two interviews here in the US. One is with an average med. school, and the other is with the top school. The average one put me on hold, while I am still waiting to hear from the top one. Let say the top one puts me on hold too. I have to be in Australia on February 2nd. Is it worth to jeopardize a place in Australian med. school in order to see what is going to happen here in the US? Thank you for your input!