The New York Times published an article about, despite patient perception, younger doctors may actually be more effective than their older colleagues. Harvard published research concluding patient deaths were lower with younger doctors and that research has been replicated on a number of occasions.
Perhaps it is because the younger physicians are more likely to practice more innovative procedures and prescribe newer medications that likely have fewer side effects. (We believe it’s a combination of these things.) In any event, it’s a real issue and that alone makes it fodder for discussion during your admissions interviews as well as entering into your considerations for entering the medical profession.