I think I've got about a good week before I need to clip my toe nails.
Anyway, I officially enrolled into my third year courses today! After much frustration, non-metaphorical breath holding and the emergence of my laptop in the lab, I finally got through the right server and could enrol.
Today, I held my breath for 2 minutes and 6 seconds and got 2 boxes of smarties for it. (Yes, I am very proud of myself)
I went through an existential crisis about 3 weeks ago when the UMAT results came out. I really didn't know what I'd do with myself once I finished B MedSci and didn't get into med. I know, I know, I keep telling myself and everyone else that I'd keep trying. You know, GAMSAT will be around forever :), but I never really thought about what I'd actually be doing in the year I had off, besides sit the GAMSAT and twiddle my thumbs waiting for the results.
Contrary to first year Jess' outlook on life, I would totally do honours. And I'd do it for several reasons, but the main one is that that's been the next step for everyone who had gotten into medical school prior to the introduction of Undergraduate Medicine in Australia.
Complete a Bachelor degree, obtain honours/PhD and then, get into med school. It may seem out-dated, but it's how they still do it in the States. It's definitely an option still in Aus, but the idea of undergrad med, being done and jumping into clinical placement after 5/6 years just seemed to appealing. But obviously, in retrospect, this is will yield the best outcome. It may take longer, but I just learn more and I actually acquire the necessary skills to make it in the real world. (Not that you don't in undergrad) It's, like I said, just better. Better for me anyway LOL
I was actually tossing up between working Dymocks full time for an entire year (no!!!) and joining a pathology clinic like Douglass or the ARCBS. But I'm pretty sure I'm gonna head into honours. I hope I get to do something I really enjoy :)
Anyway, I've been mega procrastinating with my work, so I gonna quickly pop off to the gym and then come back and catch up on the 20 odd lectures I've missed.
lo siento, carino. Sobre la escritura tirete antes.
I swear, I'm done :)