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Is entering medical school at 24 too old?

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lol mrhumble

To Qualify That Statement - is this 24 in human or dog years?

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Yes, it really is. You'll pretty much be the grandpa of the group; don't do it.

Actually 24 is right around the average age of entering students. I personally know of someone who was 45+ when they started med school.

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Most people are turning 23 when they finish undergrad... and it takes a lot of people 2 or 3 tries to get into medical school. So I don't really understand why you would think 24 is too old.

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why are most people 23 when they finish undergrad since there is no more cohort?

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Most med students I know are 16, so yeah, you'll be really out of your element.

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24 is the median lol

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I'm 24, turn 25 in july, and would give it another go next year if I had to

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I certainly hope 24 isn't too old for ANYTHING let alone medicine...

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yes 24 is too old. however, 25 is not.

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Wtf. Of course not.

The average age of medical students i've seen is around 25/26. Little math lesson: average means half are UNDER and half are ABOVE.

So yeah, obviously not too old.

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Little math lesson: average means half are UNDER and half are ABOVE.

So yeah, obviously not too old.

No it doesn't, lol. You're getting confused with the median.

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No it doesn't, lol. You're getting confused with the mean.

no, average=mean, do you mean median?

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Sorry I corrected myself right after posting. I messed up cuz I re-read sparkles' post lol.

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Median is half point when you lay out all observations so half of all records are above and half of all records are below

Mean is Sigma(x)/n(x) so outliers can influence the mean. Not half records are above/below this value. This is the summation of all records divided by the number of records.

geeks lol

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You're all right, at least partially. Saying that the mean is average is true, but it's not the whole truth. The three ways of expressing average are mean, median, and the little used mode (which is the most common value in a set of data).

In saying that half are above the average and half are below, one insinuates the use of median as the standard of average. Of course, this statement wouldn't hold true if the standard of average selected were the mean or the mode.

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No. The average age is 24 for many entering classes.

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You're all right, at least partially. Saying that the mean is average is true, but it's not the whole truth. The three ways of expressing average are mean, median, and the little used mode (which is the most common value in a set of data).

In saying that half are above the average and half are below, one insinuates the use of median as the standard of average. Of course, this statement wouldn't hold true if the standard of average selected were the mean or the mode.

Never ask an engineer to explain measures of central tendency.

The average is exactly equivalent to the mean and distinct from the median.

- A-Stark, MMath

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Average usually means mean. Anyway I've seen places use medians and that falls on 24. It's safe to say that the mean median mode cluster around 24 if they are not all on it, and to answer the initial question, you're not too old you're just about the right age. And would it matter if you're 24? You'll be done at ~32.

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Whoa, lol.

Average means = mean unless otherwise stated. Sometimes they have stats where it will say average and then a column for median.

Chill out people.

And maybe the 25/26 average was from a few years ago. At least in alberta, it may be younger now.

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No it doesn't, lol. You're getting confused with the median.

And no i'm not. I think you're confused =P.

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How did this turn into a math debate? Lol...

It would be old if you live in the UK, Australia, or some other country w/ a direct-entry program. Even then, 'too old' is not the right term ~ you may be oldER than some classmates. Here, not so much.

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Lol how is this even being debated....?

The median is the 50th percentile score where half will be above and half below.

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