I've known people over the age of 40 that were starting medical school. My own class had a grandmother in it. I have a friend who had a career in engineering with AT&T then decided to go to med. school and was accepted(to Case-Western Reserve U. no less). So it can be done. Don't get discouraged and make sure you apply to a lot of schools. Oh yeah, if college is only there to teach you how to think(and you truly believe it is for that and nothing else) you will be a well-rounded bum(pun not intended).