Well, I'm registered to take the MCAT in September, shortly before my 29th birthday *gulp*. I'm a late bloomer with a lot on my plate...and I assure you it's affected my grades. Here are the stats, see if you can help me out . 3.2 cGPA/3.5 sGPA Last 2 practice MCATS 25/27, I'm hoping to bring it up to a 30 *fingers crossed* 5 years as a respite caregiver (assisting in wound care, med's, therapies, etc.) Trained ABA therapist (doctors always stifle a chuckle here ) Numerous fundraising gigs and a handful of 5 and 10K runs for charity, plus the Chicago Half Marathon in Sept (which I hope illustrates my determined, masochistic side to adcoms) but no real volunteer experience as I've worked 40-50 hrs/wk since I started school Letters of rec from 1 DO whom I've known through work for 5 years 1 MD who's kind of a "big deal" at U of M And an advanced physiology professor who's class I completely absorbed myself in I'm planning on applying at all of the Michigan schools (that's where I'm at now), and a few osteopathic schools around the country...any suggestions? Also, I recently read that my being married actually looks good to adcoms at DO schools....but the source was some "fluffy" book at the public library, has anyone ever heard that? And before anyone kind enough to answer wastes time trying to let me down easily, I take criticism exceedingly well so don't worry about sparing my feelings. Thanks!!!