Quote from petunia2016
I know I'm not that old, as I said in a reply above. But my question was more about being too old to be a doctor at almost 45 or so. Anyway, I feel old now among my ten-years-younger peers, and that's all that really matters.
Well, should I
ever decide to pursue an MD degree, I'd be about 60 years young when I'd start getting paid for my services.
How's that for starting later in life? My take on age is it's a state of mind...that's how I' see it...though when I was in my 20s, I honestly thought 60 was ancient. Ha, how time has a way of changing your thinking.
Your question about being "too old" to be a doctor at almost 45 is probably more a concern you have about how your "baby" peers will perceive you. To that, I say very respectfully, "who cares?" If you're called to be a doctor in your wiser years, age shouldn't be a hindrance. As long as you have a passion for medicine, are in good health, and your mind is intact, pursue your dream. Heck, I'd be your patient simply because you'd have more life experience than the "baby" doctors...
You should know I returned to pursue my nursing degree at 47 years young/old...uhhh, I felt a wee bit out of place among the teeny bopper students, as I saw them, but managed to get over it. After all, I wasn't there for them. Yes, at times, it felt like I was attending school with my kids.
I was 2nd to the oldest in our class; my dear friend was 52 years young. If we did it, you can too.
I wish you much success in your pursuits.