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Too old to become a physician or surgeon ?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by intern123, Apr 24, 2007.

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  1. intern123

    intern123 2+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2007
    Hi people. I am new to this forum, so please don't blame me if I post this thread not in the right place.

    I have one question that concerns me.

    I want to become a surgeon or a physician. But I am afraid that I am too old. Currently I am 26 yr. When I matriculate to med school next year (I hope) I will be 27.

    Do I still qualify for that profession or is it too late ?

    Besides, can you give me more details about what is the average age of first year med students in USA. As I understand I will be non traditional.

    p.s. sorry for my bad English, not mother-tongue :)
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  3. Kfire326

    Kfire326 7+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 2007
  4. OncoCaP

    OncoCaP 2+ Year Member

    Aug 28, 2006
    Houston, Texas
    You are still young for medical school & a medical career. You'll meet students in their 30s and maybe even some in their 40s. Read more about it here:

    Do you really want to be average? Then don't even try to go to medical school. Average people don't get accepted. Yes, I know you are talking about average medical students, but now is a good time to stop worrying about average and thinking about what qualifies you and what you have to offer. Make sure that you are exceptional and that your qualifications (GPA, MCAT, ECs, clinical experience, research, etc.) prove it. I hope it works out for you. :luck:
  5. mshheaddoc

    mshheaddoc Howdy Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Wild west of Mistytown

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