I apologize for being so infrequent the last couple of months – I really do appreciate the few of you that keep checking in to see what’s going on in my quest for admission. Also, given that I’m getting a ton of redirections from the MCAT study forum on SDN, I’d like to say hello to all those of you that have discovered me lately. Best of luck on your exams!
My committee letter application is due in another week and a half and, while I’ve been working on these essays and the rest of the application for a while, I’m nowhere near close to the end. This means that I need to leave perfectionism at the door and just focus on getting things done first and then reviewing them later. I also checked out my first year college GPA…it wasn’t pretty. My first semester right out of high school I got a 2.56 and the second semester I wound up with a 1.71. Like a boss. Luckily, one of my essays asks about my first year of college and what I learned, so I can totally throw myself under the bus and talk about how I’m completely different today (which is true). Hopefully, medical schools are much more interested in my recent work than in the past. Not sure how my total GPA is going to look at the end – I seem to remember getting a B- in senior quantum mechanics and I bombed linear algebra.
…and now I just got myself worked up into a fright about my grades and academic record, not to mention that I feel inadequate about every other aspect of my application. Lovely. I’ve already begun to hate application season. And it hasn’t even started yet.