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If i do pursue medicine, I’ll be a lot older when I do apply because I’ll have to do a second undergrad.

Im looking to talk to some older applicants and maybe form some connection on that front and talk about this subject some more.

 

 

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Realize that many successful candidates do not enter medical school right after undergrad . It can be after a 2nd undergrad, after a masters or PhD,  or time off working.  Many candidates take multiple years of applying as well.  You are not alone  or  non-traditional in any way to take a few extra years to get there.

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11 minutes ago, Meridian said:

Realize that many successful candidates do not enter medical school right after undergrad . It can be after a 2nd undergrad, after a masters or PhD,  or time off working.  Many candidates take multiple years of applying as well.  You are not alone  or  non-traditional in any way to take a few extra years to get there.

May I pm you to talk about this a bit more?

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On 11/14/2019 at 1:24 PM, Thethinofit said:

If i do pursue medicine, I’ll be a lot older when I do apply because I’ll have to do a second undergrad

How old is older? If "older" means under 30, it's not old and you'll be pretty close to the average age in med school. If you mean mid-thirties or more, it's still totally feasible if you're willing to go all in and accept the sacrifices that comes with trying to get into med school. I was in my late thirties when I got into med school. Feel free to reach out! 

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6 hours ago, medschool40&cool said:

How old is older? If "older" means 28-29 or less, it's not old and you'll be pretty close to the average age in med school. If you mean mid-thirties or more, it's still totally feasible if you're willing to go all in and accept the sacrifices that comes with trying to get into med school. I was in my late thirties when I got into med school. Feel free to reach out! 

This is so encouraging. Do you mind if I message you? It would mean a lot. This process gets lonely when you're older. Sometimes my age makes me feel so rushed, especially seeing everyone already settled into their careers. 

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Also in medical school in my 30s, you’re welcome to message me. Agree with the above that late 20s is not at all old in medical school, and neither particularly is 30s. I have a good number of friends my close to my age or even older around me in my year.

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Thanks for this forum because I, too, have struggled relentlessly with wavering back and forth on the "I'm too old" train.  It's been a debilitating thought at some points.

 

I'm currently 30, looking to apply to NOSM in the next application cycle, and completing pre-MCAT sciences one at a time (only on first one!) while working full time so I can apply to other schools if needed once MCAT is done.

I've worked in the health care field for 8+ years, so I'm hoping that experience will help too!

I think the main theme here is, if you want it, GO FOR IT, and don't let your brain convince you that you can't because of your age, lol.

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