EDIT: 1/8/15 Retook the MCAT to no avail (23: 5V, 9PS, 9BS) I felt like I didn't get enough time to study the second time around because I had a little under a month. All the later dates were taken up so I had to settle for early December. I did everything I could and it hurts so much right now. I finished the EK Verbal book and TPR verbal WB, along with the TPR SWB and all 7 of the TBR CBTs on which I did ok (25-28). Its the verbal that screwed me over I guess and I honestly think that its unfair considering the work that I have put in and how irrelevant it is to becoming a doctor. I might just be saying that because I am pissed but I moved to this country when I was young and critical reading was never a priority until I started studying for the MCAT. I'm all about not making excuses but I've never tried so hard and failed this bad before in my life. My plan is now to apply next cycle super early and super broadly. I really REALLY don't want to settle for Caribbean, I will be happy to go to any DO US school that will take me. Can you guys suggest any schools that I have a chance of an acceptance with? I am currently working in the ER as a tech and possibly a scribe in February as well as volunteering. Is there anything else that I should be doing to increase my chances? GPA: 3.45 sGPA: 3.5 MCAT: 23 (6V,7PS, 10BS), 23(5V,9PS, 9BS) Education Biology Major and Chemistry Minor Dean’s list, September 2012- May 2014 BLS certified Bilingual Work Experience Clinical Assistant @emergency Department § Assist doctors, PAs, and Nurses in patient care. Tasks include: comforting and informing the patients, performing EKG’s, blood draws, and vital sign measurements, teaching crutch walking and splinting, assisting doctors in suturing procedures, restocking supplies in carts and patients’ rooms, Waiter/ Busboy @ restaurant Restaurant Home security and entertainment company § Assisted in pre-wiring houses for security cameras, HD TV’s, and audio appliances at construction sites, Chemistry Tutor on campus Private Guitar/ Music Tutor in my town Extra-Curricular Activities Biology Research Experience@ College Co-Historian/Co-Vice President of Club Member of Phi Delta Epsilon Volunteer Work EMS in my town Senior Center Hobbies/Interests · Writing and Producing music · Self-improvement and reading · Exercising and hiking · Meditation · Cooking · Traveling I am currently taking a year off to work and gain some more experience, particularly with shadowing physicians. I am also going to be doing a lot of volunteering. During the first 2 year of college my family was going through some rough times financially so I had to spend most of my free time working and giving beginner guitar lessons to help with the situation. You can say I didn't have the luxury of volunteering during that time. However, I do have research, clinical, and other life experiences that I am hoping are enough to get me into school. I am planning on applying when I get my MCAT score which should be sometime within the next 2 weeks. I was averaging 28 on the AAMC practice exams so we'll see what happens there.