I've recently developed a huge crush on Ponce and UCC, because of the loveliness of the idea of perfecting my Spanish, while training for primary care, in close proximity to a warm sunny beach. And the class sizes are small. And the whole LCME thing. What's not to love? Any of you who are or were in med school in PR, I'd love your opinion on whether I'd fit in. I'm 40, female, very white, and I have a background in software engineering. I'm doing a 2nd bachelors in microbiology as a premed program, and my extra-curriculars are pages long. I've never lived anywhere but the Pacific coast, although I've traveled a lot, especially Mexico and Central America. My Spanish is pathetic, but I'm doing 2.5 months of immersion this summer, and a then a full year of Spanish back at school. (My mother is fluent, and she says my pronunciation is great, but my vocabulary stinks.) I love working with urban immigrant populations and migrant worker families, and I hope to do family med in the US. I'll be applying this June. Are there med students over the age of 30 at Ponce or UCC? Over 40? Am I just too weird if I show up with red hair and blue eyes and try to be part of the student body? (I'm already weird on the west coast.) Am I vastly underqualified in terms of Spanish proficiency? Several mainland schools are enthusiastic about nontraditional candidates like me, but I know nothing about Ponce and UCC in this regard. I'm picking this forum to ask PR questions because the hostility level appears to be fairly low, in the spirit of the "Ponce class of 2011" thread. Thanks in advance for any insights you can provide.