Ok, i am gonna put myself out there with the hopes of some guidance. At this point, I have no clue what i should do. Maybe someone could provide some unchartered insight? Nontraditional applicant (non URM) Undergrad GPA (state school) 2.5 ***extreme family illness combined with major case of immaturity Grad GPA (private school) 3.7 7 years of volunteer work 1 year experience as phlebotomist/EKG tech on telemetry unit 3.5 years experience in clinical oncology research 6 months (so far) in basic research (Heme malignancies) 2 poster presentations 5 abstracts (co author) 3 journal articles (co author) Speaker at oncology research seminar Several positive recommendations from influential university professors MCAT 3xs (19,22,23) and that is after taking TPR AND Kaplan! This is my second time applying. I wrote a letter to accompany my secondary applications stating my MCAT score does not reflect my true intellect and that test anxiety played a major part in my performance. I received my first rejection this week (vermont). I am pretty sure the others will be arriving shortly. This is my first year applying to osteopathic school. I would much rather go to an allopathic school because i am most interested in neurological research. (I have 4 family members with severe neurological disorders) Can anyone give me some advice? I feel like the rest of my application is being overlooked because of my MCAT score! I am so frustrated!