I am so depressed. I am getting rejected left and right from med schools. I have a pile of rejection letters from M.D. schools saying they could not give me an interview etc. I took the mcat twice and did not do well enough for the M.D. schools (don't know if good enough for the D.O schools - I applied to only three). Sometimes I think this endeavor is a waste of time, although I dont' regret doing it. I left my job at 25 to do a post bac and apply to med schools. I went to six universities during undergrad because I was ill. Originally, I wanted to do premed but because of circumstance beyond my control I got a degree in business. Two of my friends my age are M.D.s doing their residencies now and they seem to have a smoother life. They did premed and went to med school right after. I spoke with them about where I stand in the application process and they said maybe I wasn't met to be a doctor. Maybe they are right because medicine is a special field because it requires a lot of time, energy, money, and luck too. All these things make the process of becoming a doctor a lot easier and I only have one thing (energy) and it is running out from frustration. Maybe they are right that I just wasn't meant to be a doctor, although its something I really wanted to do. I just feel that a person's path in life is sometimes shaped by the things that happen in life and beyond our control and that it is a struggle trying to get back on track and reach the goals that we had in mind. Its so tough fighting against the current when the current is so strong and a lot of things are against you. I dont' want to struggle anymore each day because it only brings pain. I asked my friends why they wanted to be doctors and I was surprised by their response. They said their parents wanted them to be doctors and that's why they became doctors. I feel parenting has a lot to do with what profession a person goes into (my parents are blue collar). So I can see they have it a lot easier in terms of financial support, encouragement etc. I hope everyone gets into med school (myself included) and that the process is a fruitful one!