I’m a nurse looking to become a physician. I’m also 39 years old. I’ve spoken with admissions advisors at a few different universities - some of whom were super encouraging, but some of whom were really, really not. Today was one that did not go well. With a smile and a perky af attitude, she said the words “you know we obviously do not take age into consideration with our applicants, but a lot of potential applicants over 30 decide that it’s not worth their time to go through all this training.” I didn’t ask that. I didn’t even allude to that. I just wanted to know if they had support systems in place for non-trads. She also said that while I’m working full-time, I have to take a full-time load of pre-reqs and get a 4.0, shadow physicians, and volunteer. I realize that that is normal for traditional medical students (minus the working full-time part), but it is not doable for me. Other admissions counselors I’ve spoken with have said that taking one class at a time, as long as I do well, while I’m working full-time as a nurse who sees and interacts with physicians all the time is sufficient. But now I’m discouraged and doubting my decision yet again. I’m just so tired.