There was a recent New York Times article on the Surge in U.S. Medical Schools across the country. If you’ve been following the trends, there…
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. – Oscar Wilde
Everyone reacts to medical school acceptances differently. My parents were overjoyed, smiling and dancing when they first heard I was accepted. My siblings reacted loudly too. My sister was at the library when she found out and she later told me she made such a racket that the librarian threatened to kick her out.
I had friends who wanted to celebrate with me and friends that were sad because I was leaving them. I heard praises of, “you must be so smart to get into x school” and criticism such as, “I heard x school is easy to get into.” A lot of people swore at me, “HOLY SHIT, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU GOT IN” and with words like, “SON OF A BITCH, I wish I was in your shoes.” I had friends who did not know I was applying to medical school , and even stranger, some relatives who had thought I was already in medical school.
As for me, when I read those words in the title of this post, I went through so many different emotions.
May 15, 2008 Every year, thousands of applicants are accepted into Medical schools in North America on this day. Thousands more will be rejected or…