Confessions of a Middle-Aged Med Student

Confessions of a Middle-Aged Med Student 1

Adam Niklewicz for The Chronicle Review

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Adam Niklewicz for The Chronicle Review

Getting into medical school no longer requires being 23 and having a B.S. in biochemistry. Admissions committees, eager to create more well-rounded doctors, have eased their famously strict criteria to welcome not just art-history majors but also older applicants who've been out in the world for a decade or more. At the more eclectic schools, these "nontraditional" candidates can even leapfrog science prodigies on the wait list by touting their unique skill sets: The art historians might