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The Trials and Tribulations of Medical School Applications

The Trials and Tribulations of Medical School Applications For those of us looking to enter medical school during the fall of 2019, the past couple of months have, hopefully, been very busy. Coming off a long stretch of interviews, I find myself completely exhausted. I think that in the stress of the entire process, I have kind of lost some of my excitement for my senior year of college. It’s also difficult to focus on my current classes when the next step of my education seems so imminent. One of the drawbacks of medicine, and really any kind of profession that requires extensive training, is the fact that everything is focused on the future. As an undergrad, you focus on doing everything you need to do to get into a good medical school. In medical school, you focus on doing everything to get into a good residency program. During your residency, you focus on getting a good fellowship. After the future arrives, where does our focus turn? For this reason, it is so incredibly important to apprecia... (Read More)

The Trials of a Pre-Med Student

The Trials of a Pre-Med Student The first wave of tests is finally upon us! As the second semester of my junior year flies past, I, like any pre-med looking to apply this cycle, am feeling the pressure of the process. I have found that the life of a pre-med is a delicate balancing act. It is difficult finding time to devote to extracurricular activities, volunteering, research, classwork, and readying applications for submission.  It feels like I am constantly adding things to my to-do list and never crossing anything off. The first round of tests seems even more daunting when you have to start off the semester behind in all of your classes. I think my experiences are pretty indicative of the typical pre-med experience. I spent the entirety of winter break and the first week of classes studying for the MCAT, and I think about half of my anatomy class took the MCAT right along with me. Medical school hopefuls, and any student who wishes to attend graduate school, do not ... (Read More)