My concern isn't about GPA or MCAT scores. My concern is being rejected from medical school on account of past issues in my life. I have called the schools of my choice and spoken with Adcoms concerning my past issues and was told that my application would not be tossed in the trash. Yet, deep down inside I feel like this is something that everyone would say since discrimination is illegal. It's like calling a job and asking would they turn me down for past mistakes. Of course they would say "No" over the phone, but once you send in your application, they simply can overlook you. When I apply to medical school, I want adcoms to see that I had past issues, yet I have done much work to overcome my shortcomings. I'm not sure about doing a post-bac because I believe that only time will prove that my past is just that, my past. I want Adcoms to see that despite my past, I have graduate from undergaduate school with a 3.5 GPA and (when that time comes) went on to a MBS program and did pretty well on the MCAT. I also have experience in the medical field. I'm a registered medical assistant who has worked in the OR, physician office and even managed a physician office. I have worked as a Peer educator for student on health issues. I worked with Nurses, Nurse Practioners, Physicians Assistants and physicians. I understand that I have a past that can't be kept in the closet. I'm braned for life. It will follow me no matter how much good I do. However, what can I do to not let my past shame me for life? Perhaps this is not the place to ask this question. I just felt I need to talk about it in hopes that someone out there can relate and offer words of encouragement. Or, perhaps I'm just fooling myself and should think about another career. That's all for now.