Nothing against them Older Pre-Meds. Only admiration if anything. The ones I know are like the Super-Pre-Meds, (you maybe one too), for labs and in class, they go well beyond what is excessive in terms of writing up lab reports and preparing for classes etc. From a numbers and life experiences stand point, the definetly have the normal applicants beat. But, in the eyes of the Adcomm's, are they much more desirable, considering that they are around 45 and by the time they are done with residencies, they are definetly 50+, is it worth to spend shrinking resources on someone who will not be able to contribute at least 20+ years for Healthcare. Does this mean an Older Pre-med with stellar stats and a Younger Pre-med with normal stats would be equal in the eyes of the Adcomm.