I see a lot of 20 somethings applying and considering themselves old. Are there older applicants or who have been successful at it? I'm 37 and a science teacher. I have been pushing myself to go into medicine because it is something that I always wanted. It seems hypocritical when I tell my students that they can do anything and it doesnt matter how old they are when I seem to be in the same boat. Money isnt too much of a concern for me right now. I have saved enough to finance my whole education and I have a small business that produces moderate returns.