Looking for some advice. I just completed my undergraduate degree, however, I have not yet been accepted to medical school. I am still very eager and determined to achieve my goal of becoming a practicing medical physician, however, I am not sure which route will provide me with the best opportunity to achieve such a goal. I have a strong cGPA (3.88-89) depending on how I finish the year, with my 2 best years likely first and fourth - 3.92 in first and somewhere between 3.88-3.9 in fourth year.
I did not well amazing on the CARS section on my MCAT, so I will be writing it again this summer in addition to working in a lab. The main weakness in my application is lack of research experience and output in addition to needing another strong reference. For next year, I have narrowed it down to either applying for a masters program or working in a lab during the following year to receive additional experience.
Please let me know what you recommend and which path would be more beneficial.