Most pre-med advisors are unwilling to or incapable of dealing with anyone who is not from the same cookie cutter. I kept running into that at various schools when I was told what I should have done "years ago". My favorite was an "advisor" who, when asked about foreign medical schools, told me he had heard of students going to Belgian and Swiss schools. It was then I realized I really was in it on my own.
I could mention the age thing (I've got you beat by nearly 15 years), but you might want to correspond with Dr. Anne Butsch on the AUC board (she's got me beat by a few years and she has just started residency).
We can't change the past. We can only work toward the future. Listen to that voice.
Best of Luck!
P.S. Great post by Dennis
Posted on Sep 22, 2002, 12:50 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52