SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I just got accepted into NIH IRTA program, but the PI requires me to work in his lab for 2 years. I am already 24 and will be 25 soon, and if I start med school right after IRTA, I will be 26 or 27. I know that there are plenty of people starting medical at my age, but I still have major concerns. (1) Unlike my avatar, I am a guy, so there is no biological clock ticking problem for me. Do guys worry about their age when choosing residency? (2) I am currently a FL resident and may lose this if I live in Maryland for 2 years. There are only two med schools in MD (Hopkins and Maryland) while there are 7 schools in FL. (3) I am 24 now so I am still popular among girls. But will girls in med school date me even if I am 3~5 years older than them? Don't they usually have high standards?