Waiting

I had just cleared the security checkpoint at the airport after a hectic three days. I paused for a moment. A few hours prior I left my seventh and final interview for medical school. This needed to be celebrated!

Sitting down to a delicious beer and¬†Philly¬†cheesesteak I reflected on where I had been. Seven schools. Five DO, two MD. Seven different states. Four trips that involved flying. A bunch of money (I’ll break it down for you all soon, applying is expensive).

I realized I was done with all the hard work of the application process. No more essays, no more prepping for interviews, no more smiling all day long. Now I get to sit back, relax, and wait. The relaxing part is the hardest.

I have heard from every school except one which is a state MD school. I’ve narrowed my choices down to that MD school and a DO school. And I’m waiting. Waiting to hear from the state school. Waiting to hear if a scholarship is possible at the DO school.

Waiting.

Waiting

Is Medical School a Big Goal?

I saw this article today called “Eight Simple Tactics for Achieving Your Big Goal” at The Simple Dollar (a great personal finance blog by the way). I couldn’t help but think how applicable it is to getting into medical school.

“Take Small Bites Every Day”

“Find a Mentor”

Just a few of the nuggets in the article. Enjoy!