Becoming a doctor applying to medical school for graduates, mature and foundation students if you are a student who is studying for or already has another degree, a mature student or even someone who has no qualifications at all, there are a number of routes into medical school. I suspect mature students would probably mostly make (on average) better doctors for all sorts of reasons but there will be an element of catch up, even if you do a 4 yr course, plus 1 yr pre reg, that takes you to mid forties, then 6 yrs to consultant status so you will be around 50 by the time you first become a consultant, however the good news is that the stupidly long shifts of yesterday. The true story of a heroic man, hunter patch adams, determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He ventured where no doctor had ventured before, using humour and pathos. Director tom shadyac stars robin williams, daniel london, monica potter, philip seymour hoffman. You can see that becoming a doctor later in life is perfectly achievable. If you have a passion for medicine and are willing to work hard, you dont need to worry about missing the window of opportunity. You have every reason to believe you can join the ranks of the many successful physicians who started practicing a bit later in their lives. As a mature-age student, if you sit the stat, you will need a minimum of 140 in the verbal section and a minimum of 160 in the written english section. Contact the tertiary institutions service centre to book a time to sit the test. Before you become a uk doctor you first have to obtain a degree in medicine from a medical school whose medical degrees we accept. Courses normally last five years, or four years for a graduate entry programme. They involve basic medical sciences as well as clinical training on the wards. becoming an amateur surgeon! (amateur surgeon) subscribe and join teamtdm! Httpbit.