Do a lot of people take an extra year and start med school at 23? is it more advantageous to start at 22? I am graduating one year early from college with a nonscience major so instead of a 4th year I am planning on doing a one-year post-bacc. If I did a post-bacc with a linkage I could avoid the glide year and start med school at 22 with my peer group, but if I just did a regular post bacc I'd be 23. Not much difference in the long run I know, especially if in that glide year I could have significant opportunity to do research or hospital work or something else meaningful with my time. I was just wondering how often it is that kids going the regular pre-med route take an extra year and start at 23 rather than go straight through to med school. Thanks.