Posted in May 2011

The End of the Beginning

Or maybe the beginning of the end, it depends on how you look at it. Either way, I am finished with my application! After spending upwards of twelve hours on the thing, each little section is complete and ready for submission on June 1st. I’ve even edited each part twice. So without further ado, here’s … Continue reading

Pure Ice in the African Heat

With a nod to my new favorite med school blog, Med School and the Rest of It, I’ve decided to do a bit of a fashion post. I’ve actually tried to post this entry about three times now, but my internet has not quite allowed me to get it through until now. Anyway, we might … Continue reading

Mango pie

So this weekend we made mango pie up at the workstation. Mangoes are everywhere these days, although the season is coming to a close. I’ve been picking mangoes from my tree out front, peeling them, and eating them right there on my porch while Zaari explores and hunts lizards in the brush. I love mangoes … Continue reading

Keep on keepin’ on

I’ve been working on finishing up the AMCAS and I’ve honestly lost some of my OMG APPLYING TO MED SCHOOL IS AWESOME enthusiasm after spending a few hours on the coursework section (section 4 of 9). They want every course you’ve taken from every college you’ve been enrolled in, and every grade. If you withdrew, … Continue reading

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

My transcript requests are officially en route to their respective registrars and all I can do is wait and hope that everything goes to plan. Apparently there are already a few gunner premed folks out there who had their transcripts already being analyzed by AMCAS the day after it opened up. I’m going about this … Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo and a New Beginning

The 5th of May was both a beginning and an ending. A day of transitioning from one part of my life to another, although little will likely change in my day to day existence. The American Medical Colleges Application Service (AMCAS) opened up yesterday for those applying to start in the fall of 2012. And … Continue reading