Surgery and now Ortho Surgery, I’ve decided that I want to be a physician, I want to be like the men and women that I have assisted and worked with over the years but here’s my dilemma. I am a soon to be 33 year old guy with absolutely 0 college coursework. I tried college right after highschool thinking I wanted to work with computers but was completely uninterested in the coursework and ended up dropping out of all of my classes. So to make a long story short, I am 33 years old starting over wanting to get a bachelors so I can apply to medical school which would put me (if all goes well) at 37 or 38. Do medical schools take guys like me serious because i’m a little discouraged hearing from other writers when they talk about the undergrad degree they already have and how they study for the MCAT I can’t help but sit here and think to myself " Man if I only thought about this 10 years ago" But in all seriousness should I pursue other things …I would be graduating medical school at 41-42 years old. I can’t help but feel like I’m a day late and dollar short. Any advice or opinions would be much appreciated
Also I’d like to add I am a single guy with no kids or any real financial burden (mortgage or anything). I could write A LOT more on what led me to wanting to be a physician over years but I don’t want to make things too long.