This will be my third attempt at MD schools. On my first try, I had 3.3 - 27 MCAT (this was from my 2nd take on MCAT, 1st - 23). On my second try, I had 3.35 - 28 MCAT. Now after a year, I've raised my gpa to slightly above 3.4 (with community college courses). I also was able to get 36 on MCAT (9 VR, 14 PS, 13 BS, P). I do have nearly four years of research experience with two manuscript publications on major journals as well as some shadowing and volunteer experiences. I have also been a collegiate athlete (wrestling) and participated in numerous non-clinical community service activities such as serving the homeless or teaching in underserved communities. I also had some leadership roles (ex: club president, interfraternity council member, and etc.) I also have participated in a couple of international medical missions as my future interest lies on participating in international/rural medicine. Many people have been telling me that I probably don't have a chance of getting into any US MD schools with four takes on MCAT and such a low gpa and should try DO or Carib MD schools. Would you say the same? I also would like to know, if I do have any chance at US MD schools, which schools I should apply to (I am a CA resident). I would appreciate any comment or suggestion. Thank you very much.