A very good friend of mine has recently had some amazing success in med school applications. Like me, my friend has had a non-traditional background that is not associated with successful medicine applicants. However despite and in spite of this, they now stand in a better position than many “traditional” medicine applicants.
Times are changing and universities are becoming more and more aware of how many brilliant and talented people are out there, hidden by state schools and lack of encouragement. If you aspire to medicine, it has never been more accessible. Go for it!