you are an inspiration!I'm 49 - will be 50 by the time I matriculate in August at my top pick med school --> University of Washington!
Just found out I was accepted a few weeks ago am still ecstatic
For those of you who wonder if you're too old - hell no! Honestly, I don't know what "almost 50" is supposed to feel like, but I feel great and am more than ready to take on this new challenge. Don't let people make you feel like you're past your prime - that's up to you to decide. I'm thinking I'll slow down once I hit 90.
My #1 tip - look into schools that really do cherish diversity in their med school class - a lot of schools will toss that into their mission statement, but fewer schools actually walk the walk. U of Washington is definitely one of them. I'm sure there are a lot more out there.
Anyway - good luck to you all & keep up the hard work - you'll get there.
How many students are over 30?
Each year the incoming class has about 58 students in their 30's. The average age of the class is 24, and approximately half the class does not come to medical school directly after graduation. The oldest student we have accepted was 63 and we have had a handful of students in their 40's.
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