Hello all, and thanks in advance for any advice here. I am considering starting med school around the age of 36. My undergrad is in Biology and I earned a 3.73 gpa. By the time I enter med school, I will have eight years experience as a firefighter/EMT for the US Forest Service. My initial interest in medicine is in emergency medicine, and particularly trauma care/surgery. My concern is the required residency and fellowship commitments after med school. I have read that a trauma surgeon requires 4 years of med school, 5 years of residency, and then 2 additional years of fellowship, summing 11 years before I would be allowed to practice. I would be about 47 at that point. I have no qualms with the commitment, but my concern is getting into the programs. Am I too old to start down this path? Should I consider a different medical career? PS-Due to my current job, it's very unlikely that I will be able to check this post again for a few weeks. I apologize if I'm unable to respond to other posts here. Thanks again!