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    Some of this has been covered in the thread below started by sfuller43.
    However, any of you in your 50's and contemplating east European
    medical schools? I was wondering if it would be worth a joint effort in
    identifying a suitable (no age limit) school and then all applying to that
    school so that (assuming successful applications) a mutual support group was formed.
    Starting learning again in such a tough environment will be hard anyway and we will be dancing to a slower drum than than that of the young people.
    Please post any general comments. Anyone interested please contact me
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    Regards to everybody. albion

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    re: Older Applicants

    Quote Originally Posted by albion
    Some of this has been covered in the thread below started by sfuller43.
    However, any of you in your 50's and contemplating east European
    medical schools? I was wondering if it would be worth a joint effort in
    identifying a suitable (no age limit) school and then all applying to that
    school so that (assuming successful applications) a mutual support group was formed.
    Starting learning again in such a tough environment will be hard anyway and we will be dancing to a slower drum than than that of the young people.
    Please post any general comments. Anyone interested please contact me
    via PM system.
    Regards to everybody. albion
    The following do not have an upper age restriction:

    - various faculties of Charles University
    - Szeged
    - Debrecen
    - Latvia
    - Lithuania
    - and some in Poland

    I suggest these universities because their degrees should be recognized anywhere in the EU without any problem (or minimal anyways, lol).


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    Czechoslovakia. now czech & slovak. We are in the slovak half. Comenius University in Bratislava. Prague is lovely as a city, Bratislava is smaller, but also has its charm. We choose this school as mat's family has a house here, but all being equal, Prague is a beautiful city. But I think most other things about life are similar.

    We would love to have someone more 'our age'. We are:
    rick - hawaiian - 38
    mat - canadian (my husband) 40
    me - canadian - 35
    4 scandanavian girls - 28-42

    I would be most pleased to tell you more via private note or email if you want. Don't know where you are but we are home in Toronto for Christmas.

    Ciao. S-

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    Quote Originally Posted by albion
    Some of this has been covered in the thread below started by sfuller43.
    However, any of you in your 50's and contemplating east European
    medical schools? I was wondering if it would be worth a joint effort in
    identifying a suitable (no age limit) school and then all applying to that
    school so that (assuming successful applications) a mutual support group was formed.
    Starting learning again in such a tough environment will be hard anyway and we will be dancing to a slower drum than than that of the young people.
    Please post any general comments. Anyone interested please contact me
    via PM system.
    Regards to everybody. albion
    There are several people in their 40's in my class at Poznan (2nd year of 4th year program), not to mention several in their 30's.... ehem.. including me.

    Additionally, there are even more SOTA's (students over the traditional age... lol) in the other years, so you woudn't feel out of place at all at Poznan should you decide to enroll.
    Graduate: Class of 2008, 4yr MD
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    One of my friends in the 3rd year of our course (here in the UK,) will be 51 this year.

    Go for it! And best of luck. My friend is a real asset to the school!
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    I was wondering if the school you guys attend a four year school or 6 year school? Since I am older than most applicants, I would really like to save some time if possible.

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    Hi,

    I am one of those people in the fourties (41) at Poznan. Not a problem at all. It came up in my interview, but was no big deal.

    Gerry

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    35 now and will be 36 in a few months now and applying to Lodz

    I am thinking of applying to Med Univ Lodz, Poland and have not asked the school yet if they have age restrictions. If anybody knows about this school and their age limit, please, let me know.

    Because I will be 36 if I get in I am looking at a 4 year MD program. I have the prereqs for Med Schools completed.

    My quetions are:

    At 36, I figured I will be graduating at 40.
    I was reading that for example the UK/Irish schools allow mature students to apply but usually have an age cut off of 35. Older than 35, THEY SAY have difficulties handling the Med school curriculum. MOST IMPORTANTLY, IN THE UK older graduates have a really tough time obtaining residency( in other words, unless you are 25-29, residencies discriminate against older individuals)

    1) Having said that, I wonder if anybody has heard or experienced such discrimination during the med school, clinical rotations( while still in Med school) or residencies( after Med schools) in Poland, the US or the UK?

    Any feedback would be of help

    [email protected]

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    mmmm
    regarding the UK

    the mature student is usally classified as one being over 21 and well... hummm i dnt wanna b rude but ive never seen any1 over 28 starting 1st year in a Uk medical school
    not to say there isnt

    u have to remember that UK education is 6 years inc internship... sooo


    Quote Originally Posted by tuborg View Post
    I am thinking of applying to Med Univ Lodz, Poland and have not asked the school yet if they have age restrictions. If anybody knows about this school and their age limit, please, let me know.

    Because I will be 36 if I get in I am looking at a 4 year MD program. I have the prereqs for Med Schools completed.

    My quetions are:

    At 36, I figured I will be graduating at 40.
    I was reading that for example the UK/Irish schools allow mature students to apply but usually have an age cut off of 35. Older than 35, THEY SAY have difficulties handling the Med school curriculum. MOST IMPORTANTLY, IN THE UK older graduates have a really tough time obtaining residency( in other words, unless you are 25-29, residencies discriminate against older individuals)

    1) Having said that, I wonder if anybody has heard or experienced such discrimination during the med school, clinical rotations( while still in Med school) or residencies( after Med schools) in Poland, the US or the UK?

    Any feedback would be of help

    [email protected]

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