I would like to think that taking pharmacology and re-taking physics I (which I made a C in) has to at least count for something. There's also the pharm. tech job that I will hopefully have lined up soon (either that or a transporter job) and at least 30 - 40 more hours of shadowing AA's (I already have 48 hours of shadowing I completed during summer and fall 2010). I also made a C in physics 2 (physics 1 and 2 were my only classes in undergrad I made in C's in) that I plan on re-taking next spring.
I don't know... when you consider that many people get accepted to AA school straight out of undergrad with nothing but a high GPA, high GRE score, and the bare-minimum 8 hours of shadowing, it seems unusual that a low quantitative GRE score is the only detractor to my application that has prevented me from getting accepted to AA school. In retrospect, it is obvious that the best-case scenario is to knock the GRE quant. section out of the park on the first attempt, because this one element seems to almost totally mitigate a lack of healthcare work experience. On the other hand, people who don't do so hot (relatively speaking) on the quant. section apparently have no choice but to make up for that discrepancy by having to work possibly several years just to make up for that low GRE score. Of course, if this is what it takes to get accepted to an AA program (Emory in particular), then I have no choice but to do whatever it takes if I really want to be an AA.
This is just me venting here, but if the GRE quant. score is such a critical component of the application, then why not just require that applicants take the GRE math exam? I think it's obvious that, unless an applicant scores bizarrely low on the verbal section of the GRE, a score of 520 on verbal won't make the admissions staff bat an eyelid, but a score of 520 on quant is viewed as a detriment to an application. At the same time, a high quant score can make up for a low verbal score, but a high verbal score does NOT make up for a low quant score. In other words, if the verbal section is essentially a formality, why not just have applicants take a GRE exam that tests nothing but math? Oh well...