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An Introduction of sorts…

In medical school on August 8, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Hi. I am not new to blogging – I have a separate blog where my identity is not completely anonymous, that serves as my social commentary on the world around me. I decided to create a new, completely anonymous blog to chronicle my ventures to obtain a Medical Degree.

For those unfamiliar with the application process to medical, allow me to summarize for you – to call it an emotional roller coaster is beyond a misnomer.  Not only is it the longest process known to man (starts in early June and ends anywhere from early Winter to late Spring, depending on the strength of your application), but on average, it also costs between $3000-$5000 to apply (not including the ~$1600 one spends on MCAT prep courses).  So far we have high monetary and time investments, with no guaranteed return.  With the average medical school acceptance rate being ~ 3-15% and with a total of 16,000 open seats across the US and 36,000 or so applying each year,  you see that ~45-55% of applicants don’t make it in each year.  The hardest part of the process is not studying for the MCATs, not in filling out your primary application, nor is it  the numerous individualized essays on secondary applications, but the anticipatory months spent waiting, playing over in your head what you could have improved or written better, hoping that your attempt at honesty and creativity caught someone on the admissions committee’s eye and that you will be granted a few interviews.

As the days roll on, I’ll update you with more about myself: my character, my interests, my history, my family, my friends, and my ambitions.  I hope my readers will find this somewhat entertaining – I am quite the character, once you get to know me 😉  I hope my sarcasm correctly projects across the internet!  Perhaps my experiences along this application process can be insightful and of benefit to at least one other poor, tortured pre-medical soul.

Signing-off, for now…

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