Hey everyone. I wanted to give some encouragement to those that may have less than steller grades and mcat. I've secretly wanted to be a doctor my whole life but never thought I was smart enough. I'm 31 now and have been a social worker for 6 years. During this time, I made the decision to try to get into medical school. This involved me taking all my science classes at night while juggling a stressful full time job and another part time job(no choice there). As a result, my grades aren't as good as some (3.2) and I had to take the mcat 3 times to just get a measly 24. I went ahead and applied to my state school..I just want to be a doctor, I don't get too caught up with the whole "top 20" thing. My state school is just fine. I was granted an interview for the very last day of interviews. I had a really good interview, but we were all told there were virtually no acceptance slots left, so I was not too surprised when I got a waitlisted letter from them a few weeks later. Basically I was relieved I was not rejected because there were lots of people with 4.0's and much high mcats that did get the rejection letter. Well, this morning, I got a call from the school telling me I was in! I couldn't believe it and even asked if it was a prank call. I truly was not expecting to hear something this soon and had decided to spend my summer studying for the August mcat. So, now I don't have to. I guess what I'm trying to say is that people do get off the waitlists and people who have less than perfect grades do get into medical school. So, if you really want to be a doctor, don't give up!