SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Before I visited SDN, I really only thought that as a first year med school student, you'd be surrounded by people in their early twenties.. I never realized that so many non-trads actually apply to med school... I thought it was just the next step for only premeds during undergrad. Wow.. so are there a lot of people of different ages? What's it like.. is it pretty interesting and cool to be surrounded by older people as well.. or can it be intimidating/weird? I've normally had friends around my age my whole life.. do you find yourself befriending people 10 years older than you?