Starting Medical School at Age 37– Terrible Idea? | Wednesday Checkup


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  • vvelasco54
    vvelasco54  16 hours back

    Doctor Luis! Wow!

    • Bjørn-Arne Paulsen
      Bjørn-Arne Paulsen  1 days back

      This video helped me make a similar decision. Thank you Doctor Mike!

      • Jennifer Sanchez
        Jennifer Sanchez  1 days back

        I love their bromance 🥰

        • Simon hollad
          Simon hollad  2 days back

          I started my uni at 29. The hard part is there are lots of teenagers around you which makes you feel much older 😂

          • Brett Barber
            Brett Barber  2 days back

            Wow! Fantastic interview! Dr. Espina is a gem!

            • delienid heredia
              delienid heredia  2 days back

              This video is so inspiring. As a nurse for 10+ years thinking its too late for me sounds like an excuse after watching this. Thank you Dr. Espina for sharing your hardships and reminding my generation that it's never too late and to conquer FEAR overall

              • Kavithu Khanal
                Kavithu Khanal  2 days back

                I m 21 n m want to start my college now? But my parents r not supporting

                • sue kirsh
                  sue kirsh  3 days back

                  Loved the video. Great hearing his perspective.

                  • Darly Basco
                    Darly Basco  3 days back

                    Listening to Dr. Espina made me realize I want to have a friend like him. Full of wisdom

                    • Samuel Smith Med
                      Samuel Smith Med  3 days back

                      To be fair though, "that you would have to kill me to make me quit", is the same for me and some of my peers are age 23 as it is for age 37. Even though you are already with a family and now have a singular goal doesn't necessarily mean your drive and passion exceeds that of younger aged people. I've seen this as a recurring theme amongst older applicants with the connotation that younger ones "don't have life experience" or "don't have the drive" or "don't really know for sure what they want to do". Which in my opinion simply just isn't true.

                      • aish mq
                        aish mq  3 days back

                        I just graduated from engineering school and I'm thinking of studying middicen and I will be 25 tomorrow and I have zero money

                        • Debolina M
                          Debolina M  4 days back

                          Dr. Espina, I'm an Indian lawyer and i truly feel what you said here.... the more we study the more we realise how little we really know. We constantly need to read and study to update ourselves on the latest amendments. Being an engineer and a doctor!!! Hats off to Dr. Mike, i too would have loved to interact with you. Just knowing how your mind works. I had met another lawyer once who used to be a civil engineer earlier and had decided to become a lawyer just like that..... you're a really intriguing guy! Thanks Dr. Mike, for introducing him to us! Oh, i must also mention that I'm a brain tumour patient (still recovering), am 36 years old now and had to take a break from active litigation practice for a few years now due to this illness. But I'm determined to get back into the game when I'm fit enough.... you have really inspired me that it's not over yet for me. So, thank you for that!

                          • Gwin Willis
                            Gwin Willis  4 days back

                            Hello dude

                            • Sina Jafarzadeh
                              Sina Jafarzadeh  4 days back

                              I am a PhD student in Bioinformatics and contemplating doing an MD afterwards in my around 35! motivating thanks :)

                              • panji230687
                                panji230687  4 days back


                                • Abigael Buigut
                                  Abigael Buigut  4 days back

                                  They were gonna take out a graduate or a cadaver out of that medical school🤣
                                  Thank you Dr Mike for doing this interview... Just what I needed🙏

                                  • Toi
                                    Toi  4 days back

                                    Ok. Is it just me or does Dr. Mike blink a lot when he's quite and listening?

                                    • Toi
                                      Toi  4 days back

                                      Wow. He is definitely a driven man. My dad says that successful people find ways to achieve their goals. They work hard and overcome obstacles.
                                      Unsuccessful people find excuses in why they can't do what they seem it's impossible. Like Doc brown told Marty McFly, "if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything thing".
                                      Even starting a new career at a later time in life.
                                      "Don't ever judge a book by its cover"- well said.

                                      • Ana Amazing
                                        Ana Amazing  4 days back

                                        His honesty is sooooo helpful and refreshing.
                                        pros: being more empathetic than younger peers, life experience, living your passion
                                        cons: fear, there's more pressure to succeed , ageism, med school is expensive

                                        • Dom
                                          Dom  4 days back

                                          Now this video is so weird to me cause I am currently working on planes and thinking about giving that up to go to med school haha

                                          • White2186
                                            White2186  5 days back

                                            This video was pretty motivational for me. I'm 33 and spent most of my adult life in the army but decided to change it up by going back to school. Currently halfway through a bachelor's trying to decide if I should pursue med school or the PA program.

                                            • Kate Chungag
                                              Kate Chungag  5 days back

                                              Ooh my goodness.
                                              I'm 37. I just started medical school this summer 2019. And I am/was a satellite engineer. I worked in satellite transmission for 8 years. I have a husband and kids. I love the sciences. Oh you give me so much hope. Thank you. Thank you!!!

                                              • Melinda Bleasdale
                                                Melinda Bleasdale  5 days back

                                                Well now i am tearing up. What an amazing video. Being back in school at 33 i am scared. Thanks for being so REAL.

                                                • Bryce Golsarry
                                                  Bryce Golsarry  5 days back

                                                  You and Luis should do a react to season 12 episode 13 of Greys Anatomy. One of the residents is an older man who had a career change from anesthesiology to surgery.

                                                  • Hermit TV Junkie
                                                    Hermit TV Junkie  6 days back

                                                    This guy is amazing. Almost has me wanting to go to nursing school at 42.

                                                    • Jimboysk8t
                                                      Jimboysk8t  6 days back

                                                      Amazing story.

                                                      • Rin Kazu
                                                        Rin Kazu  6 days back

                                                        Big respect to Doctor Luis Espina! He didn't stop pursue medicine even in his mid-life and he sounds so wise!!! Thank you two for your time to make this video.

                                                        • Zineb Ben
                                                          Zineb Ben  6 days back

                                                          ooh you narate it in such an amazing way ... you remind me why I choosed medecine❤❤❤

                                                          • Helen Lupton
                                                            Helen Lupton  6 days back

                                                            Made me teary. I get it.

                                                            • Mick Gorro
                                                              Mick Gorro  6 days back

                                                              What in the haberdasheries and haemoglobin is "A A Up Up RightTrigger"?

                                                              • Matthew Williams
                                                                Matthew Williams  6 days back

                                                                Dr.Mike... I really want to thank you, I have been debilitated after multiple medical mistakes by a hospital near me (that is closing mind you) I watch you constantly... I was able to talk to my lawyers confidently... They say I have a good chance at winning this case :)

                                                                • Afrika Johnson
                                                                  Afrika Johnson  6 days back

                                                                  I’m thinking of going to school for dentistry and felt that shouldn’t try because I’m 22 when I told my friends they said I should’ve started right out of high school (I also took 2 years off from collage) after watching this it makes me feel a lot better. Also don’t talk to them as much anymore

                                                                  • Cassandra Ramirez
                                                                    Cassandra Ramirez  6 days back

                                                                    Wonderful, such a massive inspiration !!! great video Dr.Mike

                                                                    • Monie  Flook
                                                                      Monie Flook  7 days back

                                                                      Dr. Espina, standing & applauding. Your wife is a superhero.

                                                                      • itsme 15
                                                                        itsme 15  7 days back

                                                                        I am 22 years old doing my undergraduate on Medical physiology, which is for 3 years which means that when i graduate i will be 25. But, I want to be a doctor, but, if i do a postgraduate medical degree which is 4 years I will be 29 when i graduate. Is that too late?


                                                                        I could do an ODP course which is 2 years or 3 years after i graduate from Medical physiology and work as a surgeon whilst working in my speciality (cardiacphysiology)

                                                                        Which option would be better?

                                                                        • Katelyn Ferrelli
                                                                          Katelyn Ferrelli  1 weeks back

                                                                          My gosh, he is so well spoken and humble. What a gorgeous personality and mentality.

                                                                          • Samuel Ng
                                                                            Samuel Ng  1 weeks back

                                                                            Dr. Espina has the compassion and humility that many medical students lack in my faculty; many often go into medicine for privilages and finances instead.

                                                                            • BloomingAnyway TV
                                                                              BloomingAnyway TV  1 weeks back

                                                                              *This was so inspiring and he is so wise! Thank you for posting this vid!*

                                                                              • Dan Martin
                                                                                Dan Martin  1 weeks back

                                                                                I'm a 25-year old accountant who is so sick of the corporate world. I'm saving up and doing side businesses so I can put myself in medical school after 5 years. Wish me luck.

                                                                                • Romj Ilonggo
                                                                                  Romj Ilonggo  1 weeks back

                                                                                  This is knowlegable topic. I LIKE it. It gives motivation watchers to smart in everyday loves.

                                                                                  • Upasana Nepal
                                                                                    Upasana Nepal  1 weeks back

                                                                                    I love this video so much.

                                                                                    • デボヌさん
                                                                                      デボヌさん  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Started as a social worker, now I'm here! 31 and becoming an MD!! This video legit warmed my heart (and subdued a little existential anxiety!!!) TYTYTYTY

                                                                                      • Tre'von D. Green
                                                                                        Tre'von D. Green  1 weeks back

                                                                                        This video just helped me make a decision. I was going for nursing but ive fallen in love with A/P and i yearn for a more in depth understanding...

                                                                                        • Meghan Shortis
                                                                                          Meghan Shortis  1 weeks back

                                                                                          I'm 27 with two young children, I never knew what I wanted to do and as I get older with young kids knowing it'll be a couple of years until they're in school I got so down on myself with " it'll be too late by the time I want to study, ill be too old" I then met one of my friends mothers who got her law degree when she was 45. and ever since then my life changed. I admire people like you. thank you for sharing your story !

                                                                                          • Ana Mendez Avaroma
                                                                                            Ana Mendez Avaroma  1 weeks back

                                                                                            This was so inspiring. I’m 38 years old graduated Medical school in Bolivia. When I moved to the US, I was able to afford exam preparation material and courses but as time went by it became harder, so I had to stop. I still miss it. Thank you for sharing.

                                                                                            • montana lloyd
                                                                                              montana lloyd  1 weeks back

                                                                                              The way he talks about his wife is so beautiful

                                                                                              • Stephanie Nix
                                                                                                Stephanie Nix  1 weeks back

                                                                                                I’m 45 and I’ve returned to school to get an engineering degree. I was losing motivation until now. Thank you for this!

                                                                                                • Unicorn Bunny
                                                                                                  Unicorn Bunny  1 weeks back

                                                                                                  So, basically he had a mid-life crisis n became a Doctor.
                                                                                                  *BEST MID-LIFE CRISIS EVER*