Sorry to hijack, I wanted to address you publicly instead of messaging you, but how would I find metrics to base my medical school choice on with the intent of matching into neurosurgery? I've seen which school regularly match into neuro, but I'm not sure if too much weight should be given to it. I'm in Tx. I'll also be around your residency age starting residency.I don’t know the oldest in my program but it was older than I am. I started neurosurgery residency at age 35 completing at age 42. All of the old-timers completed residency. Others did not, either quitting, getting kicked out, or unfortunately even suicide. I am glad I got to spend my 20’s in a more carefree lifestyle rather than within rigors of medical school and residency. While I am 50 now I still love what I do and could not have asked for a better career path. While I wouldn’t want to at this point, even at 50, I feel that I could handle being back in residency…if they paid more. Although I don’t know when I would retire, neurosurgery is lucrative enough and I have been frugal enough to know that I could do so at anytime (and frugal being a relative term as I own multiple vacation homes, exotic cars, go on luxury vacations, etc).