I'd like to apply to allopathic med schools this year, but am obviously past all the early application dates and am wondering if it is even worth the time. I have a 3.7 cGPA and a 3.8 sGPA. I've been scoring 35s on practice MCAT tests. I have about six months of experience as a hospice volunteer, and have volunteered for many non medical organizations over the past five years. I'm also a non traditional student. I have a bachelors degree in Theatre which I got when I was eighteen. I've had to work full time ever since then and started going back to school part time a year and a half ago to take care of premed credits. Between classes and work I haven't had a lot of time to shadow. I'm looking at applying to mostly second tier schools. Do I have any chance at all or should I wait a year and beef up my clinical experience? If I should wait a year what can I do to ensure that my application really stands out the next time around?