Hello I am a non-traditional student trying to apply this cycle, I was originally pre med in college. Life happened, and COVID happened so I really though I didn't want to go into medicine and did a detour with other jobs and interests. But my wife had severe complications during here pregnancy and delivery and it really made me realize that I still long for the idea of becoming a doctor. I am a low income URM (I know this does not matter anymore, but I still thought it was worth mentioning) and currently a high school science teacher and aspire to apply to medical school this cycle. I will be taking the MCAT in early August (I know late) and from the looks of it my score seems promising, my gpa is 3.83 cGPA and 3.8 sGPA from a T-20 University. However, I only have 350 clinical hours from the past (2017-2019) and I am currently starting a new clinical volunteer position this week actually. Will my lack of current clinical volunteer hours absolutely prevent me from getting in despite already making the commitment to the new clinical volunteer program? Should I wait to apply because of my late MCAT and lack of current clinical volunteer hours? My LORs and PS were ready, but I had some people tell me it is not worth trying this cycle and to wait until the next one. Any advice helps, thanks.