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Hello everyone, I'm 28 and I want to study medicine. I didn't go to college straight out of high school. I'm looking into pursuing this B.A. Biology/M.D. program at UMKC. My job experience is not related to the health field at all and I don't have much exposure to it either. What can I do to better position myself to get accepted in this program? I will complete one college semester (spring) and the summer classes before applying for this program in fall of 2013.
My age is something that also concerns me. I don't know if my age will be a factor that might discourage UMKC to accept me. And if hopefully accepted, I will be graduating by my late 30's. Will I still have the vigor to do my residency or will it be too hard for me? And after that, will I have a hard time finding a job as a physician? Would it be hard to pursue a surgeon specialty after that?