Is it too late to go to medical school?

Published on March 20, 2012
– The only ‘limitations’ in life are the ones OTHERS set for you…never give up your dreams!
….and do not allow others to project their insecurities onto you! –


If you really want to go to medical school, nothing will stand in your way,
but just for fun, I would like to share four things I have heard that seemed
to make sense to me:

Older premed: If I go to medical school, it will take me ten years before I am finished. I will be 50!
Philosopher: How old will you be in ten years if you don’t go to medical school?
Older premed: I don’t want to take too long to prepare for medical school, because it will just extend the time it will take until I can be a doctor and start my residency.
Philosopher: If you knew that you were going to be a doctor ten years from now (have finished med school, and have started a residency), what difference would it make if you were to spend two days or two years to prepare for med school?

Older premed: I am strongly influenced by others who say it is too late…
Philosopher: In one hundred years, almost every living being on this earth will be
dead. How important will their opinion be to you then?

Older premed: Yeah, I hear what you are saying, but this person never stops telling me that I can’t do it.
Philosopher: Never argue with someone who is wrong.

For the naysayers:
The box below contains all of the thoughts and
concerns I have regarding your comments about me not likely to be able to go to medical school, or to become a medical doctor.(Please refer to this, and the photo below whenever you may be pondering what I would say in response to your comments)

    1. Anonymous April 1, 2013
    2. Simon R. Downes, Ph.D. April 2, 2013
    3. Anonymous April 2, 2013
    4. Anonymous April 3, 2013
    5. Simon R. Downes, Ph.D. April 3, 2013
    6. Anonymous April 3, 2013
    7. Simon R. Downes, Ph.D. April 3, 2013
    8. Anonymous April 4, 2013
    9. Simon R. Downes, Ph.D. April 4, 2013
    10. Anonymous April 6, 2013
    11. Simon R. Downes, Ph.D. April 6, 2013
    12. Anonymous April 6, 2013
    13. Simon R. Downes, Ph.D. April 7, 2013
    14. Anonymous April 12, 2013
    15. Simon R. Downes, Ph.D. April 12, 2013

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