I am in my 40’s. Should I apply for Medical Schools?

Here are a few reasons that your ideal time to pursue medical school may be right now.

Reason #1: You’re less swayed by emotion.

Reason #2: You’re probably more adept at the Critical Analysis and Reasoning (CARS) section on the MCAT.

Reason #3: You may be able to customize your study plan—and avoid a post-baccalaureate program.

Reason #4: You might fit in especially well with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program.

Reason #5: Patients will see you as more trustworthy and experienced.

Reason #6: Medical schools value real-world experience.

An admissions officer doesn’t need to ask you, "Are you sure medicine is for you?" Instead, though, the admissions officer will probably ask "Why now?"

Be prepared to answer by emphasizing how your life journey has made this the perfect moment to begin your medical career.