Specialties and Age

I am just curious about age and certain specialties. I am 41 and in the middle of completing post-bacc. requirements. I have a strong interest in surgery and mentioned it to someone in the field. The person made me feel as though I were being unrealistic about surgery… considering my age. I was a little discouraged by the reaction. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks.

tell you naysayers to phone Nat Belle and see if they hold the same opinion ater they get reamed about ageism. Do what makes YOU happy.

Thank you for your words of encouragement! I really should not have let the reaction bother me… I need to develop thicker skin.

OPM member Dr. Natalie Belle was 50 when she graduated from Howard University College of Medicine!
In addition, Natalie just completed her first year of residency in general surgery at the University of Virginia-Charlottesville! biggrin.gif

Jeff in Seattle

Youth is a state of mind.
It also helps to keep physically fit with exercise or activities.