First, apologies if starting this thread violates etiquette in some way. I rarely use forums, so this is new to me. I'm a non-trad interested in trying to get into med school, and I just want to make sure I'm being realistic about what this will involve and what my odds of success are before I put years and possibly tens of thousands of dollars into preparing. I have a bachelor's degree from several years ago, and suffice to say my record is mediocre/spotty. Many good grades in pre-med courses but also littered with dropped courses, a few Cs, a D, and even an F. I wasn't a great student and I know it. Fast-forward 7ish years, and I'm (I'd like to think) much more mature and dedicated than during that degree. I've been taking upper level math and science courses while working full-time and acing them. I'm considering trying to get into a post-bac/pre-med program. Assuming I can actually gain acceptance to a PBPM (and do well in it) and get a solid MCAT score, can any of this ever outweigh my initial undergrad record? I am willing and able to put the time and effort into proving myself, but will anything be enough, or have I already hurt my chances irretrievably? Any thoughts would be appreciated.