Saturday, December 3, 2011

The End (or Beginning) is Nigh (or Not)

So one of the Boston schools I applied to is supposed to call accepted students in the next 2-3 days. I'm trying to play it cool, but I am not feeling cool at all. I think that this med school is one of my best chances at acceptance, so if it doesn't work out, I will be really on edge for the next 8 months until all the waitlists resolve themselves.

So yeah, by Friday of next week, I will either be cruising down easy street with an acceptance to a great school close to home, or else I will have my back against the wall hoping that one of the other schools throws me a bone.

I feel ill. But you know what? This is stupid. If I don't get in to med school, I will go work for some biotech company, or go get a PhD, and I'll get a band together and write some music, play out, and become a rockstar/biomedical entrepreneur.

Listening to: Crusade by Trivium. A true work of genius by any standards. Especially the title track - incredible. Inspiring. One of those rare pieces of pure musical expression that shocks you in to a state of submissive wonder.


  1. Good Luck. Take it from a PhD. If you want to get into med school, a PhD is def not the ticket. I was dropped from 2 different schools because of lack of clinical time. The 4 years I spent in research were essentially worthless compared to if I had spent a summer shadowing every single damn doctor I could have found. Would have been much more boring, but it would have given me a few more outs than the single mediocre school I was accepted to.

  2. "mediocre med school" is an oxymoron :)