August 14, 2009 12:23 AM
Sorry for scaring you guys with my title, but I'm pretty stressed about my upcoming MCAT exam. The real one. It's next Friday. I only have a week to do well on the test that will determine my future. So...no pressure, right?
Although medical schools tend to look at your highest MCAT score, people generally take it twice, at most. Scores are good for up to three years. I just really want to score well on my first time and have this over with. I know the medical schools look at other stuff besides the MCAT score, but it still plays a very significant part in your admission. I actually ran into a retired UCLA medical school admissions officer at the library the other day. I didn't get to ask her anything, though, since we were in the restroom and it would've been kind of awkward to detain her with my questions.
If I don't get into medical school, here are my Plan Bs:
1) pursue a Post-Bac and reapply to medical school
2) go to graduate school?
3) pursue some other healthcare profession. My mom suggested nursing. From what I know, nurse practitioners have "powers" that are almost on the same level as doctors. Another four years of education, too.
Anyways, I should go to sleep now. Sleep, eat, and exercise are the way to go!! Wish me luck!!!
Hey, if worst case scenario occurs and you don't get in, you could also think about Physicians Assistant (PA), I've worked with them and they have a lot of power too, pretty close to a doc.
Posted by M | 2009-08-14
Wow M, what a great vote of confidence. Do you even know Victoria? Victoria, I'm sure you'll do fine, and if not, you're still only a junior. I'm sure one day you'll be a great pediatrician.
Posted by D | 2009-08-15
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