I just took the general GRE test yesterday and did okay with quantitative (700) but rather dismally with verbal (430). I am not an international student and have a decent undergraduate GPA. I am looking at the Physics programs at UMD, Georgetown, GWU, JHU, CUA, or UMBC (I want to stay in the DC area). University of Maryland (College Park) however is my top choice school.
I am currently an NIH fellow (2 years), have a previous co-authorship in a publication in another lab that I worked with during undergrad, and have presented at a few conferences.
Should I retake or just focus on doing well on the PGRE? Thanks and good luck!