I got into Medical school, I got the required grades. I went to a school where I was pushed to exceed my own expectations. My friend did not, at her school the vast majority of students did not want to learn. It meant his own grades suffered and she did not get into medical school.
To a certain extent its dumb luck that I'm here writing this blog, whereas my friend has tried (and unfortunately failed) to to get into graduate entry medicine. She has decided not to reapply and do something else for a bit.