By the time Mike Moore finishes school and starts his career as a doctor, he’ll be in his 50s.

As a second-year medical student at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Moore listens to lectures from younger professors and sits with classmates who are old enough to be his kids.

“I kinda stick out a little bit,” the 48-year-old Army major said.

Stories about midlife career transitions are mostly about how a stressed out professional quits to pursue a passion like baking cupcakes or opening a cafe.

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