Re: Math score not going up on GRE...
Gee, I would say the answer is D (All of the above). In other words, being a transporter doesn't have anything to do with actually working as an AA (or working in ANY clinical capacity whatsoever, for that matter) except for the fact that you transport patients who were in the OR a few minutes ago. It might put you in the hospital environment, but it won't make you anymore prepared to become an AA than working as a transporter/drive for UPS would. I guess it would look good to AA programs only because it shows that you want to go to AA school so badly that you were willing to do chump work just to be in the same vicinity as anesthetists, even though it doesn't give you anymore exposure to actual anesthesia practice than being a janitor would give you... ?
This sucks -- and if I had known that bombing the GRE would turn the tables on my chances at getting into AA school in such a dramatically negative fashion, I would've studied my ASS off for it and plowed through every prep book I could get my hands on. In retrospect (which is essentially irrelevant now), that definitely would've been the thing to do, especially after having seen the posts on here over the last couple of years from just-out-of-college students who were accepted to AA school despite having had nothing more to their applications other than a high GPA, high GRE, 8 hours of shadowing, and a good personal statement. Oh well... I'm just venting, I suppose.