Quote from TonyFl
I think i can handle the course work...i'm just a little concerned about my 1) age and 2) don't have any experience in the medical field.
You'll just have to believe me when I tell you that your age is of no consideration. Really. In fact, older students tend to do very well, precisely because their age, maturity and life experiences teaches them the virtue of hard work, good study habits, and a determination to succeed. As for your lack of experience in the medical field, this is exactly why clinical opportunities are provided to students in the curriculum. No one is born knowing these things. Many people seek out part-time employment in the field to get that experience, but I do not believe it is necessary. It's certainly helpful and will provide you with advantages when it's time to interact with ill and injured people, but it's not required. I believe it's a matter of "wanting it bad enough". If you want it, it's up to you to get it. You'll meet other students in your classes in the same situation you are. And at age 50, I'm NOT the oldest person in the room, nor am I the only male.
You're entering a field that is going to be opening doors for you throughout your career, beginning the day you graduate. It's up to you to get there, and I would be very disappointed if I thought you were avoiding it for something so minor as AGE!!! Do it!
God, that sounded like a "win one for the gipper" speech!