This is my second attempt. I knew last year my grades were low and my MCAT was \"okay\", so I knew this year I needed to figure out a way to stand out regardless. My last year strengthened my application through As and Bs in high level sciences, over 500 hours of volunteerism, top leadership roles in student volunteer government bodies and the regional Susan G. Komen committee, and more work experience. I am a first generation college graduate that needed to work all four years of college (although I probably should have just taken on debt instead of spreading myself thin), and started as an E.E. major before switching to Biology/premed. I was waitlisted at UAMS last year and hold-rescreened at several until May. I am on hold re-screen at many right now, but UAMS said yes, so I am thrilled and will be attending there next Fall. Good luck to all- I made it despite the odds, so have hope!