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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Jim Henderson, Aug 23, 1999.

  1. Jim Henderson

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    posted 08-15-1999 12:49 AM
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    Hi! I'm a 36 year old. I have a degree in business (overall GPA 3.7) and have been working in insurance
    :for almost 20 years. I've always wanted to go into
    :medicine, but didn't (it's a loooong story!) Could you
    :please give me your advice what to do first, next, etc.
    :to realize this dream? I'm willing to do whatever I
    :need to do. Will a med school accept me at age 40 when
    :I finish pre-Med /MCATS? Thank you for whatever guidance
    :you can give me.

    beth
     
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  2. Jim Henderson

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    Hi Beth,
    Absolutely! I'll be 35-years-old in September and I'm starting my
    first year of medical school in August. Some of the students I
    talked to while I was in your position told me that their class
    range was from 48 years old to 16. Go for it! Take the premed
    classes if you haven't already. Because you're working you can
    probably afford a good MCAT prep class (I recommend Kaplan). That
    will help you on the MCATs. Then apply.
    [email protected]
     
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  3. AggieJohn

    AggieJohn Senior Member
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    You can definately do it! Enjoy the coursework and go on to enjoy medical school. If you decide this is what you really want to do, it will be fun all the way through. Ancedotally(sp?), I spoke to an OB/GYN this weekend at a wedding who told me he had a 39 year old former nun in his medical school class who had been a nurse before deciding to pursue medicine. Also, at my SUNY Downstate interview this year one of the tour guides was a 36 year old first year student. Good luck!
     
  5. EMT2ER-DOC

    EMT2ER-DOC Why so Serious?????
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    I know this is short notice but, if you can make it to the OldPreMeds conference this week (Friday and Saturday in Washington DC) you can have your questions answered.

    Check out www.oldpremeds.com
     
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  6. tacrum43

    tacrum43 Behold the mighty echidna
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    This thread is 7 years old! :confused:
     
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    jwnduke Senior Member
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    Ha, I did not notice that. I hope Mr. Henderson is now Dr. Henderson!
     
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    tifa Senior Member
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    how did this thread resurface after 7 years???
     
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  10. Orthodoc40

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    Looks like AggieJohn wanted to make it happen!
     
  11. EMT2ER-DOC

    EMT2ER-DOC Why so Serious?????
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    Damn. I was fooled. Shux on me hardy har har
     
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    GuzzyRon Son of the Son of Man
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