OK, some of you may know my story because of previous posts, but in case you don't, this year was my third time applying. Yes, I did get accepted this year, but I understand what you are feeling. I went through this last year and the year before, and for some reason, the warm weather brought out a Spring Fever-type feeling regarding school. It made me realize that summer was just around the corner, and all I had was a pile of rejection letters. I called the remaining schools on my list all the time and checked my e-mail and snail mail like a crazy person. And I paid close attention to admission statistics for each school, especially wait list statistics. I was convinced I'd get in...but when I didn't, I was heartbroken. Yes, people are getting in left and right on this site, but that's not a true representation of the applicant pool. A little over a third get into one or more schools and many of that third have applied at least once before. The bottom line...and it is a harsh reality...is that some of you wont get in. Now, I'm not trying to be rude, I'm just empathetic because I went through the same stuff. You may be a lucky one to get accepted (especially with things being delayed because of AMCAS), or accepted off a wait list throughout the summer, but most people who are wait listed don't gain admission. Again, I'm telling you this because if you don't get in, it's not the end of the world. Wipe off your knees, get up, and try again if this is what you want. Improve your application as best as you can and try again. I told myself that I would reapply until I died. Well, it "only" took my 3 times, but I got into 4 schools. And medicine is a huge commitment. If you're thinking of NOT reapplying if you don't get in, then you don't belong in the profession anyway. You should be totally commited to it. That whole "I either want to be a lawyer or doctor" thing is conservative, republican, bourgeoisie nonsense. You either want it or you don't. And most of you do. So if you don't get in, "Dust yourself off and try again." Again, I'm sorry if I'm being harsh, but I just don't want anyone to get false hopes and then be truly disappointed. I hope people don't have to apply as many times as I have (although people certainly have applied MORE times), but if it comes down to it, it's not that bad. During my two years "off", I've saved a ton of money and met the woman of my dreams. So best of luck to you and if you have any questions for me at all, PLEASE ask.