First, I would like to comment on the obvious lack of general negativity in your forum. It is pretty incredible when you look at a podiatry forum. There's also some major and minor griping on the osteopathic forums. I am well aware of the differences in entrance requirements for MD/DO and DPM. I'll also offer that these days, the entrance requirements for DPM schools is pretty much nil. The future of podiatry isn't much brighter, hence my quest to start over again and become what I actually set out to be. My questions are these: Being a 40-year-old podiatrist, out in practice for only 3 years, podiatry GPA of 3.55 and UCLA undergrad GPA of about 3.2, does anyone think I'd be wasting my time applying to allopathic schools? Do they care much about my professional GPA? I'm also hearing rumors that allopathic schools don't pay much attention to your real life experiences and focus instead on your numbers (and, possibly, discriminate based on age). The other important caveat is that I'm pretty much stuck in Southern California (home, practice, etc.). I know that many of the med schools in SoCal are highly competitive. Hope you guys aren't tired of hearing these types of questions. I'd appreciate some honest feedback. Thanks.