Category Archives: med school

My best friend is 75% Physician

my best friend is in her 3rd year of medical school. Today is her first day wearing scrubs with her white coat. The icing on the cake is the stethoscope around her neck and the smile on her face.

I am probably way more suped than she is right now.

I am beyond pround of my BFF of over a decade and some change. She’s only ONE year away from being a freaking DOCTOR. a PHYSICIAN. She’s definitely my inspiration for choosing to pursue medicine after many many years of denying my interests in it.

You better go girl and kill ’em on those wards! (Figuratively of course. We save lives out here son!)


How I am spending my Sunday…

I’m in Barnes and Noble getting in some leisurely reading.

Med School Confidential by Robert H. Miller and Daniel M. Bissell, M.D.

MSAR: Getting Started – Medical School Admission Requirements from Association of American Medical Colleges

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Field trip!

Tomorrow/ today I’ll be attending Tour4Diversity at Georgia State University. I’m pretty excited to possibly learn something/ do something productive with my year off. I’ll let you know how it goes!

-Elizabeth

    UPDATE:

This experience was AWESOME! I learned an awful lot about the application and admissions process, MCAT tips and tricks, and got to speak with other postbacs, current premeds, different schools, and saw some osteopathic manipulations done!

While I couldn’t stay until the end, I definitely received a plethora of information.

If Tour 4 Diversity is coming to your city and you’re also in a “wandering” stage, or even if you’re a decided premed/ predent, I highly- read: “

    HIGHLY

” recommend that you attend!

The mentors were awesome, the info was awesome, and the professionals were awesome! The information presented was no where near overwhelmingly too much, which was a huge plus for me. I was afraid they would throw all this info at us and I would be sitting there like a deer in headlights!

Overall, it was a great experience and I recieved all the info I wanted to receive, plus some.

Again, I am endorsing Tour 4 Diversity and hope you will make a conscious effort to connect with them when they are near you!

For more info:
www.tour4diversity.org


Anxiety? Check.

I have officially taken my GRE, now I’m waiting for scores to be posted. Talk about anxiety squared. I’m super stressed because post- bac application deadlines are swiftly approaching and I can’t focus one everything else I need to have done (like personal statements) because I want my scores back.

*sigh*
elizabeth


I got upgraded!

Hello everyone! It has been a while since I’ve logged in… Well, school has been very pressuring, although we are only in week 3 of the semester. Nonetheless, here’s my update…

I got an iPhone!!!! I’m toooooo excited! Initially, I was totally like “touch screens and Macs are the devil!” now, I’m like “yeah buddie! Team iPhone!” Yes, I have officially converted over from my beloved Blackberry. I hate to see it go, but I definitely needed an upgrade.

On to school related stuff…
Still applying to postbac programs. This process seems to be the most tedious thing on Earth! As I’ve said before, so far I’m applying to 4 schools for postbac. If you guys have any suggestions for good career-changer programs, please feel free to list them in the comments. Also, if you took part in a program let me know your thoughts about it.

I finally registered for the GRE. I’ll be taking it Feb. 3rd. Not too much to say on that.

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Graduation is sneaking up on me. Slowly but surely it’s coming… Just patiently waiting to be done with undergrad!

I’m currently taking social psych, leadership capstone, and teamwork in organizations… So far I totally dislike my leadership major, but am loving psych! An eight week course in 5! Great schedule! Great readings! Bad reading schedule- 11 chapters to read, 11 quizzes to take and an exam each week! I guess that’s what I get for signing up for a half term class.

That’s about it for now… Let’s see how I make it through this GRE exam!

-Elizabeth xoxo

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When I’m all growed up… I’ll be better than you!

…I want to be an Obstetrician with subspecialty in Maternal- Fetal Medicine. This is what I told my (former) close friends in New Jersey this past weekend. Response:

“Say What?!? What’s an obstetrian?”

Yeah… How ’bout its ob-ste-tric-ian and really?? They just don’t understand. Let me explain… The people I used to be close to in high school I’m not so close to now. Blatantly put, I’m over them. I have lived away from home for longer than 3 months, have experienced the “true” college experience, am finally about to graduate, and am living on my own now with ambition and drive to become doctor. Needless to say, I’ve changed- drastically. Them? They are living the same life they were living in high school. Some of them parents- struggling parents, at that.

Like, I’m trying to be a DOCTOR, what are YOU doing???????

I’m not trying to say that I am above them or better than anyone. I’m saying that I am over them. There are just some ties that have no purpose and need to be cut. There is no reason to keep people in your life if you are over them. Some of them may just be blood suckers taking your time and energy away from things that are important to you.

That’s it… Just had to get that off my chest! Lol Thanks for reading my post!!

-Elizabeth
PS. Happy (very belated) Thanksgiving! And enjoy Cyber Monday deals!