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is it considered old to graduate at 31 as a doctor??

Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by lmay0001, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. lmay0001

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    im a Pharmacist and currently studying medicine. im scared that graduating at 31 is old for me to get a job secured in future. is 31 really that old??
     
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    No. A ton of dual degree trainees and non-trads graduate in that age range. I'll be around 35 when I finish since I was a former engineer before going back to school.
     
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    There are literally dozens of threads with this exact question. They all say the same thing: no.
     
  5. APA 32

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    No 31 isn't too old, got my Ph.D. first, worked came back to medical school and I'll graduate at 38.
     
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    it's too old if you feel it is
     
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    Gosh I hope not since I’ll be 31 when I graduate medical school....
     
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    No. Some of my all time best students have been in their 30s and 40s.
     
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    I STARTED medical school at 31, so no, I would say 31 is definitely not too old to graduate with an MD!
     
  10. lmay0001

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    Wow amazing, great inspiration :)
     
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    I'm sorry but I have to keep rolling my eyes when posters think that being late 20's or early 30's are considered too old to start their career.
     
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    I'm 40, and I started medical school this week!
     
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    No, my #1 study buddy didn’t start until she was 39. My other friend started at 28. We have multiple second years in the 28-32 range. (I don’t know the first year class well yet).
     
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    I had a lady in my class in her 60s. Lots in 30s-40s including me.
     
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    Of course not.
     
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    Shouldn't you have thought about this before deciding to start medical school?
    But to answer your question - no it isn't. I graduated at 32 myself.
     

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