“I came to medical school after not getting in the first time. I did some research and other stuff in the meantime, but I was at least a few years older than almost everyone else in the class.  It made me feel like I had been ‘screwing around’. Yes, I was more mature, since I had gone to medical school not ‘by default’ but on purpose, but I never felt comfortable surrounded by people that were so much younger than me all the time.”