Monday, January 31, 2011

I dream of Dio

I am a sad sad man.

When I was a kid, I would have these crazy awesome dreams. Dragons, flying, lances, adventures, basically a Ronnie James Dio song (RIP you golden, golden god). Sometimes I still have cool dreams - I recently had a flying dream where I had to really work to stay afloat. It's all core strength - the moment you lose tension, you're down baby!

Anyways, last night, I actually dreamed about having a med school interview. Which is sad. I even remember answering the "Why do you want to be a doctor" question. I had a really good answer, I think, but I don't remember it now, which is too bad. If I could just get all my interview practice while I sleep, that would be bomb.

Of course then I'd probably show up at the actual interview:

Them: "So why do you want to be a doctor, son?" (In my mind, they are all kindly old southern gentlemen who call me son)

Me: "So that I can slay the dragon with my hypodermic needle of doom!

Them: "Good good, and what would you say is your biggest weakness?"

Me: "I have no weakness fool! Bow before Zod!"

Them: "OK great. Can you tell me about a time when you overcame a challenge?"

Me: "I need to poop, right now. Scuse me"

Them: "Oh no problem, we'll wait."

To put this in perspective, and to give you a little background on Axl Rose (I sometimes refer to myself in the third person, cause I got it like that), I have actually been to 3 med school interviews before, so I have a sense for what the questions are like. Usually the interviewers in my dream ask pretty accurate questions...

My interviews went well last time (2009), but I ended up on 2 waitlists and 1 "conditional acceptance" at a school that shall go unnamed. Suffice it to say, I did not meet the conditions of acceptance, which was unfortunate. No, I do not have a criminal record, no I am not a drug addict. It's a long story for another time. Mostly, my GPA sucks. But that was not the condition for acceptance...

I need to poop, right now.


  1. Coming from SDN and a 4/9 MCAT-er your posts are hilarious and totally spot-on. I really hope you get those 11 interviews this time around. Good luck on everything!

  2. Thanks Colleen - I'll keep my blog updated with my progress! Hope your wait is going better than mine. I'm trying to just forget abt. it, and that's just not happening :)