I haven't spent much time here lately, because it's too depressing for me. I am 31 years old, and have a 29 O MCAT and 3.6 GPA (3.4 BCPM). I thought I had a moderately competitive application and I have many ECs and great LORs, but after applying to 9 schools, I have received three rejections, no interviews and presumably 6 more rejections are on the way. I had really hoped to at least get an interview at my state school (from whom I received a 2nd B.S. with a 4.0 GPA), but no such luck. Here's the question....Should I just give it up now, or try again?? I am completely undecided, and I would like some insight from people who might have a clearer understanding, rather than friends and family, who tend to tell me what they think I want to hear, rather than honest answers. PROs: I really, really want to be a doctor, with many reasons for this. I am extremely interested in short term medical missions, something I cannot do in my present career. CONs: I am 31..If I apply again this year, there's no time to improve my application appreciably, and, if I want to improve my MCAT, I will have to take it in August, which would put my app behind, which is a mistake I made this year. If I wait until next year to retake, I will be 33 when I start med school, and 42-43 when I would be at a point to be on my own, so to speak. This seems pretty old to me (no offense to you older applicants!)and I'm not sure my tolerant husband, will be willing to put HIS life on hold for another 2 years while waiting to find out, as well as another 10 years or so while I'm in medical school and residency. I'm sure he would be fine with it, if we knew for sure that I'd get in somewhere, but to go through all this again, possibly to fail miserably again, may just be too much. Also, given the response to my current application, there's a good chance I will fork over lots of $$$ just to receive additional rejections. Sorry to be a downer.... I'm really impressed with all of you here, and I congratulate all of you who have gotten in this year. My hat is off to all of you who have reapplied and gotten in as well. How you found the strength to go through all of this more than once is truly amazing to me! If I wasn't married, I would go through the whole process again in a heartbeat, and do whatever it took to improve my app and get where I want to be. But since I am married, I need to take my husband's wants and needs into consideration as well, and even though he says he supports my decision either way, I cannot help but feel he would be happier if I just accepted the fact that I'm not going to go to medical school and just move on. I know he's been seriously worried about the depression I've sunk into as I realized I wasn't going to get a single interview, and really doesn't want to see me go through it again. What do you think?