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


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  • Izzie G
    Izzie G  2 hours back

    This video is truly inspiring, I just hit 30 in June and was rethinking my life. I have a passion and love for medicine but dont have the financial means. I do get depressed and stressed thinking I'll never make it. I did start over and started an emt course and hopefully use that as a stepping stone. And came be part of the medical field as a trauma surgeon. Thank you for giving me hope :)

    • Chao Li
      Chao Li  4 hours back

      Both Luis and Mike are so genuine, down-to-earth
      , and sharp about the view of career, life, and family. Thank you for posting this fantastic video. It gives me a hope and adds strength to my own life journey.

      • Pedro Henrique Brant
        Pedro Henrique Brant  6 hours back

        your best video by far, what an incredible guy. Such an inspiration.

        • Lin Xu
          Lin Xu  7 hours back


          • Yani Figueroa
            Yani Figueroa  7 hours back

            His voice sounds so calm. 💆🏻‍♀️

            • Gloria Valdés
              Gloria Valdés  11 hours back

              Never stop learning.

              • only me
                only me  20 hours back

                Thanks ! Great video 👏👏👏

                • CitizenofDystopia
                  CitizenofDystopia  22 hours back

                  I started Medical School at 30 years old. I would say it was my biggest mistake ever. I would never do it again unless I started at 22

                  • K K
                    K K  23 hours back

                    Medical curriculum is designed by the trillion dollar pharma industry. It's all just business.

                    • 艾力H M
                      艾力H M  1 days back

                      Very impressive

                      • Bjarni Bjarnason
                        Bjarni Bjarnason  1 days back

                        I was a medicala student. I did not finish my sudies to become a doctor. EVERYBODY IS TELLING ME TO GO BACK AT 42 ! I have 10+yerars in hospital work. Is it wort (not in money) it?

                        • uriel monroy
                          uriel monroy  1 days back

                          He's a person who inspire to all. In this year I get my under degree in chemistry and I'm planning study medicine the next year. But when I watching this video I reaffirm my decision.
                          thanks Dr. mike and Dr. Luis

                          • J Wolf
                            J Wolf  1 days back

                            I'm not sure if I want to continue into engineering now... Should I go medical?

                            • Elias Dzansi
                              Elias Dzansi  1 days back

                              I kinda see myself in Dr. RUIS. It's the fear and doubts we have to overcome! Not easy though...😑😑😔😞

                              What I'd love to know though is what I'd have to do or what he did to get to where he is. The process, whether step by step, or procedural.

                              • Lauren Hay
                                Lauren Hay  1 days back

                                This was just beautiful! I have these fears and he was able to verbalize what I’ve been feeling being in nursing school and I’m only 26 around a bunch of 19 year olds. I just love this!

                                • Kimberly Magana
                                  Kimberly Magana  2 days back

                                  Thank you for the honest advice!

                                  • Nina Ranjbar
                                    Nina Ranjbar  2 days back

                                    I started dental school last year when I was 34, we have a lady in our class she is 44, she is an inspiration to all of us, if you have a dream don’t let the age thing stops you

                                    • theParalyzedMind
                                      theParalyzedMind  2 days back

                                      I think i know what he is thinking.. as biomedical engineer learning all the machine which related to human body sure make u want to learn more. 6 years in biomedical seeing how engineer in this field working with doctor side by side yet underestimated and mistreated sure inspired me to become engineer and the doctor. Now i know someone out there pursuing same thing makes me really inspired.

                                      • blue lid09
                                        blue lid09  2 days back

                                        Asian parent: *you need to be either Doctor or Engineer!*

                                        This guy: *Hold my beer*

                                        • daniyal k
                                          daniyal k  2 days back

                                          This is inspirational

                                          • The Loser
                                            The Loser  2 days back


                                            • マリぴ
                                              マリぴ  2 days back

                                              thats so motivating

                                              • Chi Odogwu
                                                Chi Odogwu  2 days back

                                                kudos. Luis should have his own channel. he's quite a charming guy

                                                • Herb Bees
                                                  Herb Bees  2 days back

                                                  Wow I'm a little shocked how recent this upload was. I graduated recently from Mechanical Engineering but human anatomy always fascinated me...tons of overlap

                                                  • spartalives
                                                    spartalives  2 days back

                                                    this was real. Im in this situation and seriously considering med school

                                                    • Elsa López
                                                      Elsa López  2 days back

                                                      I am 27 and I am going back to college. Yay me!!

                                                      • Sunny Baig
                                                        Sunny Baig  2 days back

                                                        Love this episode

                                                        • r John
                                                          r John  2 days back

                                                          As a 36 yo former attorney starting their 2nd year I can completely relate. For someone later in life w/ a family, the stakes feel unbearably high. I would have to die before I didn't make it through. Also, smoke more than I should.

                                                          • first last2
                                                            first last2  2 days back

                                                            This just gives me an insight that American jobs arent all what they seem. A different path would be to save up enough and leave to south or central America and start a business or partner up with other people. If you save up say 200k dollars multiply by 10-20 and you would have more money than a native born south or central American will make in a lifetime. Wasting your life in school is a big scam, ages 5-18 minimum then another 4-8 years in college thats 1/3 your life. Big scams, big money.

                                                            • Colin Walker
                                                              Colin Walker  2 days back

                                                              We need more of this guy!

                                                              • Gabriela Quiroga
                                                                Gabriela Quiroga  2 days back

                                                                more videos with papacito please!!! <3

                                                                • GRich77 77
                                                                  GRich77 77  3 days back

                                                                  My wife just graduated nursing school at 43. She has been a teacher for a long time and just had a huge change of heart.

                                                                  • T. Aguilar
                                                                    T. Aguilar  3 days back

                                                                    I'm 38 and working on pre reqs to apply for nursing school. I have worked in the financial industry since graduating college in 2005... I was nervous to start over so late in life but I absolutely love learning about the human body. My A&P professor is in his last year of surgical residency and has been very encouraging to me to continue to pursue nursing. Thank you for this video, it is always encouraging to know that I'm not the only one starting "over" in thier late 30's. I also feel the fear, especially since most students in my class are between 19-23. 🤦🏾‍♀️

                                                                    • Natali Parra
                                                                      Natali Parra  3 days back

                                                                      I loved loved loved this video n don’t want to be a doctor but it was inspirational n did get me motivated for things that I want to achieve in my life

                                                                      • JustAPerson
                                                                        JustAPerson  3 days back

                                                                        Dr. Mike looks like a cute puppy with Dr. Espina.

                                                                        • AbbyJenna
                                                                          AbbyJenna  3 days back

                                                                          This is one of the most beautiful explanations of why it's so wonderful to be a doctor that I've ever heard!

                                                                          • TheJellyBrainJuice
                                                                            TheJellyBrainJuice  3 days back

                                                                            This has to be the best video till date. Love you man.

                                                                            • Eric Fluellen
                                                                              Eric Fluellen  3 days back

                                                                              This guy is an inspiration to going after your dreams

                                                                              • Alberto Rodríguez
                                                                                Alberto Rodríguez  3 days back

                                                                                Hello doctor Mike, my name is Alberto and I am from Panama. I studied English asa second language at the university but, I really want to be a doctor however I am 27 right now. I am scared about my age, is it late to start medicine school? Please let me know what you think about?

                                                                                • Carolina
                                                                                  Carolina  3 days back

                                                                                  Next year I'm graduating from med school and I'm gonna be 28 and sometimes I feel a bit old compared to my classmates haha because most of them are graduating at the age of 23-24 and watching this video is really nice

                                                                                  • Nicolás Vargas
                                                                                    Nicolás Vargas  3 days back

                                                                                    Man... Thanks for this, i am going through a very similar situation and i needed something like this... Thank you really!

                                                                                    • Chong Hun Yi
                                                                                      Chong Hun Yi  3 days back

                                                                                      Beautiful and wonderful!!!

                                                                                      • Apryl Evans
                                                                                        Apryl Evans  3 days back

                                                                                        I needed this. Thank you.

                                                                                        • Vloggetts
                                                                                          Vloggetts  3 days back

                                                                                          Waa Dr Luis is so wise

                                                                                          • Barrett Tate
                                                                                            Barrett Tate  4 days back

                                                                                            Thank you. Just....thank you for this video.

                                                                                            • Ra Tojo
                                                                                              Ra Tojo  4 days back

                                                                                              I'm having a similar experience. After graduating in Computer science at 23, I'm now studying Chinese.

                                                                                              • Sameer M
                                                                                                Sameer M  4 days back

                                                                                                I loved hearing Dr Luis! Pleaseeee do a regular weekly/monthly discussion session with him! Its so inspiring listening to him as a med student in my late 20s!

                                                                                                • Jamie Tresor
                                                                                                  Jamie Tresor  4 days back

                                                                                                  I always wanted to be a doctor and he hit the nail on the head! Unfortunately I missed that due to having to put my family first. Now they are all grown and gone and I am on my own. I am 58 and in 8 months into an 18 month accelerated nursing program. I may never be a doctor but I love what I am learning. Clinicals are amazing and I already have a part time job in an ER. WHOOT WHOOT! It’s just in the blood! Thanks for the video, it was inspiring and yes Mike I watch your videos often! But this one you got upstaged by your elder! Lol....