Engaged, Now off to Medical School

I had no idea what medical school was like or how we’d prepare for marriage. But, life moments build upon each other! I had helped with medical school applications, night classes to get pre-reqs (for which I still ask—why Physics??), and supported MCAT study sessions. Discerning marriage taught both of us the attitude that marriage is a journey you go on together. In the same way, that attitude carried over to medical school training…

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A Student Doctor’s Perspective on the Application Process

“I remember how excited I was to submit my personal statement and primary application to my first 15 medical schools. I was rather arrogant and thought that I would surely get interview invitations from a majority of the schools I applied to.”

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When Your Fiancé Applies to Medical School…

Around three years ago on a perfect North Carolina snow day, Tom proposed and I said, “Yes!” I also said goodbye to all my prior expectations of a “normal” life. Supporting him was more important than the hypothetical dream life I had imagined, but that didn’t mean I didn’t experience some disappointment as I let go of expectations.

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