Ok, here's a logic puzzle to test you all. I'm a slightly over age 40 applicant. I applied to a DO program, got accepted, and applied to a few MD programs and am on "Hold" at one, and waiting to hear from 2 others. I got my AMCAS and AACOMAS apps. in late November, so am quite late in the cycle - this may have really hurt me with the MD programs. I have a real interest in research and would prefer an MD program. So...do I take the DO route since they tend to be more 'older student friendly' and it's a sure thing right now, or do I give up the DO acceptance, take a risk and do the Georgetown 1 yr. Master's and reapply in early June to be one of the first in line for MD programs. My concern is that I'll end up with nothing but the Master's as the MD programs will think I'm too old. BTW, I have a >3.5 science and overall GPA and 29 MCAT. I'd especially like to hear form any older student and reapplicants. Thanks to all for your help and best of luck with your plans!