Here is my situation -- thanks for listening to my whining... I am working at a job (non-scientific) that I hate, but which is paying the bills and saving a lot of money for med school. I'm married and my wife is a student so I can't really quit at this point. Every day is just painful for me, and you can't imagine what goes through my head at work (number of weeks left until I start med school, number of days left, I've even calculated the number of minutes). I don't have any interviews yet (only good news so far is a UCSF secondary), and am so stressed that you can't imagine. I received a rejection from Hopkins and all of most of my applications were complete mid-September. Now after all that here is my question. Should I just assume that all hope is lost since most schools have probably already reviewed my application and not invited me for an interview? I have a 30 on the MCAT, and have working in a non-science field for the past three years. Everyone here seems to be getting numerous interviews. Should I just give up all hope at this point and do something to prepare myself better for next year?? Perhaps I should get a lab job to show my interest in science again. Is anyone applying years after doing something science related. Are you having any luck? I'm assuming that this is the problem, but who knows. I know that this is a rambling message, but I just needed to get this out.