Hello, I am an international student who studied in Canada, and I am applying to US schools that accept international students. MCAT: 32 (12 PS, 10 VR, 10 BS) GPA: 3.9 ECs: Fairly limited, was too busy working 2 jobs while in school... lots of teaching Research: Couple thousand hours, 2 peer-reviewed publications as co-author Shadowing: 300 hours across multiple specialties (primary care mostly) Volunteering: 300 hours at local hospital in acute medicine/emerg LoRs: research supervisor who taught me previously (mostly positive), primary care physician who I shadowed (positive), and hospital nurse from volunteering experiences (positive). Verification/LORs will be complete by Sept 1. Late, I know, but I have been working on secondaries in the meantime. Applying to Canada as well (and Ireland). Q: How could I improve my chances during gap year? Should I rewrite the MCAT? Thanks.