I can’t speak personally, but I will tell you what my brother in law did. (Understandably, this was many years ago.)
He was a top student at a top school. He was interviewed by one of the top Med Schools and asked for his opinion of Socialized Medicine. He could not lie and his answer prevented his acceptance. He went to the same University, but got his PhD in BioChemistry, which got him post doc work at NIH and then he was hired as a professor at a decent Med School. The world of BioChemistry, etc. requires a constant chase for grants, which can be very political. If you don’t get accepted at medical school, seek an MBA or MPH, fields where you can really make a difference.
David Sabghir, J.D from University of Maryland School of Law (1972)
Source: Quora Digest