Run into a school yet where young, sometimes immature, straight out of college, cookie-cutter pre-med is the only thing they seem to take seriously? I felt at one interview that my motives for going into medicine were being questioned. Not that finding out an applicant's motives are necessarily a bad thing, but there was an "over"emphasis on why I wanted to change careers. I expected to have to explain why I wanted to be a doctor, but I guess I also expected for adcoms to believe my explanation. I already knew that this school had a bad rep for wanting only traditional students, and their rejection of me reinforced the label. I have higher number stats than their average matriculant, and all of my volunteer work, community service, organizations, leadership positions, etc. were because I wanted to do those things years ago in undergrad - not because I thought I needed to in order to be accepted to medical school. Sorry for the moment of bitching. I was half-expecting a rejection because of the school's reputation, but I really wanted to be the one that defied the norm. It was a state school, so their philosophy on non-trads unfortunately has a direct impact on my financial situation. I don't mind being evaluated on my past performance and future abilities/capabilities, but having my motives questioned . Judge me on my qualifications and committment, not some preconceived notion of whether students like me deserve a career change. OK - I feel better now.