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    Is 27 too old?

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    Hi, one of the polish medical school state on the admission criteria that its reconmended that the student applying is under 27. I'm 27 right now so how much will my age hurt me? Is being young really an expectation for all european medical schools? Does anybody know if there are anyone that is in late 20s or early 30s that went to medical school in europe? I'm from the US by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nillyaway View Post
    Hi, one of the polish medical school state on the admission criteria that its reconmended that the student applying is under 27. I'm 27 right now so how much will my age hurt me? Is being young really an expectation for all european medical schools? Does anybody know if there are anyone that is in late 20s or early 30s that went to medical school in europe? I'm from the US by the way.
    thanks for any replies

    which school states that age requirment?
    I have heard people going to med-school even in their 30s, so 27 is not old by any means!!! If you want to go and become a doctor, than do it! dont let age pull you back.!!! just my opinion.
    most schools i have looked at, dont have an age requiment!!! which schools have you looked at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nillyaway View Post
    Hi, one of the polish medical school state on the admission criteria that its reconmended that the student applying is under 27. I'm 27 right now so how much will my age hurt me? Is being young really an expectation for all european medical schools? Does anybody know if there are anyone that is in late 20s or early 30s that went to medical school in europe? I'm from the US by the way.
    thanks for any replies
    Are you kidding me theres people here in poland in their late 30s it doesn't matter how old you are as long as you learn and become a good doctor. My roommate is 27 and he just started his first semester. I think being older would also make you a good candidtae because your probably more mature and your ready to get it done and leave asap.

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    I think you misunderstood. I've heard that residency programs prefer younger applicants, since then they will work longer, so its a better investment of the spot in the long run. I've never heard of a cutoff though, and I know people in their early 40's who got decent US rotations.

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    Pomeranian Medical University

    Pomeranian Medical University
    in Szczecin poland

    This is that school that said it prefered incoming students to be under 27.

    Between Polish schools and Romanian schools which is better?

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    Hey just saw your post. 27 is not too old. I got into Poznan for the fall and I will be 28 before then. And, I will be on the 6 year. I do not have all the classes to get into a 4 year ad my college degree is a bachelors in pol science with a business minor. I did take bio 1, chem 1, and physcis while in college but decided not to get the classes and just apply for the 6 year program. I went to the interview last month and got in.
    Last edited by apb1213; 12-09-2009 at 07:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apb1213 View Post
    Hey just saw your post. 27 is not too old. I got into Poznan for the fall and I will be 28 before then. And, I will be on the 6 year. I do not have all the classes to get into a 4 year ad my college degree is a bachelors in pol science with a business minor. I did take bio 1, chem 1, and physcis while in college but decided not to get the classes and just apply for the 6 year program. I went to the interview last month and got in.
    What made you choose Poznan over some school in Romania? Also are the admission criteria strict? Like I got ** and As for bio, chem, organic, C in physics 2, but my upper division science was baddd.. Do they look at all grades or mostly just pre-req scores?

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    I chose Poznan, because I know a doctor that teaches at Brody school of medicine at ecu were I graduated and asked for his opinion. At first I went to talk to him to find out what I needed to to get into brody. He quickly told me about poznan. He graduated from there in 2003 and know teaches here, an American medical school. Also, his wife graduated their and is currently a neonatologist here at ecu as well. Dr. Wilk then introduced me and told me about other graduates if the school and his class. I talked another graduate dr. Micheal czekajilo, an anestesigist at vcu in virgina, dr jameel ashskar a graduate in 2007 who is a resident here at ecu. Every graduate loved the school and recomined me go into the 6 year instead of going back to college to obtain the other classes. And let's face it, unless you are wanting to become a brain surgeon, poznan is a great option. 50 state legal and is the oldest English program in Europe, so all the kinks are out. And, all you have to do is fill out the fafsa. And, is it easier to pay back 70 grand(average for all graduates I have met) or 200k from the islands or an American school

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    Sorry for the spelling and grammer, hard to type on my iPhone
    if you have any other questions let me know

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    Oh, the criteria was not too bad, well I do not know about the 4 year. I have a college degree and graduated with a 3.3 gpa. the only thing was that they wanted to make sure I got a b or above in the sciences I did take: bio 1, chem 1, and physics, they asked some science questions at the interview and highly recommed me take another chem or physics at a community colle before we start in the fall since I took 2 of those sciences cources so long ago. I took physics I think in 2001. But I can see why taking a class or 2 at night before the fall will help me since it has been a little while and I have forgot what I did all those years ago

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