Hello from Cindy in Dallas (my intro)

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    csiam0716csiam0716
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    Hey everyone,
    My name is Cindy and I live near Dallas. I am the mother of 4 great kids. They range in age from 14 (almost 15), 12, 5, and 2 1/2. I am currently taking one class at UTD. I had a full course load but had to drop because of some personal problems.
    Sometimes I feel like I am never going to get the prereqs finished, (I already have a BS in English), but then I tell myself that everything happens in its own time!
    I hope to take the MCAT in April 2004 and matriculate in 2005. I will start medical school at the ripe old age of 41.

    ‘Nuf about me!

    Cindy

    #89373
    ChandraChandra
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    Howdy Cindy,
    Glad you could join us. Stay encouraged about your having to drop your load some. At least you are still in the game. I realize now, after returning a year ago to finish my studies at the ripe old age of 34(with still a long way to go) that the main thing is to finish the race, not how fast you run it. Hang in there.
    My best to you.
    Chan

    #89375
    DONOTDELETE ****DONOTDELETE**
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    Hi, I’m 34 yrs old and going to start med school next year. This has been what I wanted to do – always – but had to be set aside for family. But now I’m nervous and ready to do this 😀

    #89377
    NickiNicki
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    Hi,

    For what it’s worth, I think people like us are in growing numbers. I am 34 and also hoping to matriculate in 2005 at the age of 37. I have a couple of years to fill in the gaps of my undergrad years and study for the MCAT.

    I haven’t got kids yet and figured it was insane to even keep trying while in this whole process, but apparently it is done, and therefore it is possible. I think the important thing is to plan like crazy, all the while knowing that you can’t plan for every contingency.

    Good for you! Follow your dreams.

    Nicki

    #89378
    sarah_robertssarah_roberts
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    Hi;

    This is great, hearing about others in their 30’s starting out in Medicine. I have wanted to do this all my life, but have never had the courage. I am 32 and will be sitting for the entrance exams this year.

    I just wanted to ask whether the age factor has any influence on jobs once you graduate. I think its one thing to get into and finish medical school, but what are the realities when you get out into the work environment.

    Although my dream is to be a GP and share a family oriented practice, I still think it is relevant to get the best post internship training available.

    Bye for now

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