Here is a little scenario. You are in a post-bac with a linkage track to a good med school. Through this linkage you can be accepted before you take your MCATs and can skip the glide year. Thus when you finish this program in Nov '07 you can still matriculate Fall '08. Now assume that you are a bit on the old side, not that old, but not your typical pre-med, let's say about 26. Also assume that you do stand a fairly decent chance at getting in through the normal application process, let's say around a 3.4 cum, lots of clinical experience and EC's, some research and maybe a balanced 30 on your MCAT. Now, suppose that you would be happy to go to this linked school, but there are other places you would want to go to more. My question is this; would you turn down a linkage acceptance to a good med school, a year before you can apply anywhere else, just to take a shot (and maybe fail) at getting in to a school you may want to go to more. Not my exact scenario, just curious how others feel about this.