Mature medical student applicants/students Watch
go for it!
I agree, there are many mature students in my year, many of them graduate entry. Most of them are in a better place mentally and experience wise to study medicine imo.
go for it!
I think there is an age limit - i think starting training at 60 would just be wasting resources. But also that real world experience does add to your ability as a clinician too. Some med schools seem to take age more strictly than others - i think the oldest student in my med school was 33 on starting (from the three year groups I'm aware of), but i hear that at others you sometimes get people in their 50s.
I hear that they state, that they don't discriminate but as you said, somebody starting medical school at aged 60 would be a waste of resources . I'm very surprised and inspired by people in their 50s are still applying. They must still have that zest for learning and working towards their unfulfilled dreams. There is nothing worse than having regrets and living an unfulfilled life. Good for them I say!
The oldest person on the GEM course (2015 cohort) is 50. But most of them are in their late 20s