35 going back to college - interested in med school

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35 going back to college - interested in med school

Postby Evertimm » Wed May 09, 2012 11:02 am

hi, here's the deal. i am 35 and have finally decided to attend college. money will be an issue as i am an hourly manager for mcdonald's. i want to go med. am unsure of exactly which way med, am thinking anesthesology, but am undecdided at this point. i live in Lincoln, Nebraska. Are there any good schools close by and where do I start? also any advice with financial aid? i should mention that right out of high school i attended community college for a week......we all know what happened and I dropped out. After that I served in the Army for 4 years. Please tell me you have some advice for me............both of my step sisters are nurses and I really want to go to Med School but have no idea how to go about it.

Re: 35 going back to college - interested in med school

Postby DrDave » Thu May 10, 2012 5:07 am

You will need to take the required pre-med courses at a 4 year college. Some colleges may offer night classes that you can take which would satisfy those requirements. You would need to talk to the particular schools to get a better idea of what kind of financial aid you would be eligible for. You are looking at a HUGE financial undertaking as well as the time commitment before you will be ready to have a regular job.

I haven't looked for a while, but there used to be a few fairly active forums for older medical students. Do a search for "non-traditional medical student" and you should get some good suggestions. Here's one forum to get you started.
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