I like anticipation. I've found, as I get older, I enjoy anticipation more. Christmas is the obvious example: you have all the build-up, all the the time and thoughts spent on that one day and then ... it comes. And goes. That too, is another thing I've found as I get older. The more you … Continue reading Anticipation
So, there's been something happening for the last few days in my family that has made me consider the subject of inspiration, and the need for good teachers. I have a younger sister. She's just started her first year of high school. She's not great at math. Now, my sister isn't alone in this: I'm … Continue reading Inspiration, and the need for good teachers
So, getting into med school has been the single biggest event of my life so far pretty much. The birth of my sister might push it to second, but it's a close race, I'll tell you that. Fourteen years of having a dream, five years of undergrad study to achieve that dream, and three cycles … Continue reading The white coat ceremony (or the post where I abuse the word “profound”)
So, I'm not a big fan of getting my hopes up. I think I mentioned that once before, and it's still true. Hope, if it turns out to be false, can be crushing. So, to minimize this, I've learned to adopt a certain attitude about things. It's not real until it's happening. Sure, I still … Continue reading On the subject of ‘realness’
So, this is a question that, at some point in your app, interview or assorted med quest you are going to get asked. Why do you want to be a doctor? Now, anyone will tell you there is a very specific way you should answer this question, so as not to come off an unfavourable … Continue reading So, why do you want to be a doctor?
So, I was at Starbucks yesterday enjoying a post "getting my line of credit approved" celebratory frap (with soy - my new lactose intolerance sucks in the most subtle of ways) when I noticed that the person at the table next to me taking notes was doing so from a very familiar book. MCAT Prep … Continue reading Some MCAT study survival tips
So, the thing you'll notice when you go to an medical interview (especially one in Canada) is that after the MMI, they'll have you watch a video made by the current Med1 and Med2's trying to get you to pick their university. This video always seemed rather pointless to me - I'd go ANYWHERE, really, … Continue reading My pre-med feelings…as told by a video by University of Alberta
So, I used to have this dream... No, not that kind of dream. Pervs. But, yeah, all kidding aside, I used to have this dream. Not so much medical school - of course that was my dream, since I was ten, but that's large, nebulous. This was a dream in the specific, the mundane. I … Continue reading There’s this dream I used to have…