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Summer is Here

Finally done school! 3-4 months pursue other hobbies and do anything else other than medicine.

Congrats to all the readers who received an acceptance into medical school. Enjoy this last summer before your long journey begins. To everyone who was waitlisted, best of luck in your wait and hopefully someone will free up a spot for you. Finally, for those rejected, don’t give up! If this is your goal and you want to become a doctor, you will get there. It’s only a matter of time.

Feedback: I have now worked on this blog for almost a year now. I’ve gotten lots of wonderful comments from readers but I want to know a few things.

Has this blog helped you in anyway? It’s always nice to hear success stories, and if I was able to provide you with something useful on this site, what was it?

What type of articles would you like to read? More stories from medical school? Admissions information? More about me?

When I check the stats for this site, I see that every week hundreds of people come to read what I have written. However, few leave comments or provide feedback. As a writer, I find it frustrating sometimes not knowing who my audience is. Are you mainly high school students looking for university advice? Current medical students or residents? Interested public?

Let me know.

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  1. Jeff
    Jeff May 24, 2009

    I’m a high school student wanting to become a doctor and i loved your “what are my chances” chart lol. For me, I really liked the stuff about admissions information because it really helped me decide which university i wanted to go to. I also love your stories about medical schools because they seem really interesting and gave me an idea of what med school is going to be like. The one article I found most useful above all else though, was having a meaningful volunteering experience. It made me realize that volunteering isn’t just another EC but something I should want to do in order to help others! You’ve made a real difference keep up the good work man!

  2. Joshua
    Joshua May 25, 2009

    You are one smart dude…!

    I’d like to hear some interesting medical school stories. Maybe an article on a day / week in your life as a medical student.

    Also, maybe on some of your plans… how are you exploring various specialties? Has you mind changed about them since you started? I know it’s early, but have you already started planning for CARMs, etc. etc?

    And I’m not sure how much you follow current events, but if some medicine/health care related stuff comes out that really hits a nerve, I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts and stuff.

  3. abdul
    abdul May 26, 2009

    premed here
    want more inside admissions stuff info
    more tips on interview plz

    • medaholic
      medaholic May 27, 2009

      Well, I obviously won’t leak any insider information. That would be a breach of confidentiality. But certainly I’ll give my own personal comments on how you can be a better applicant.

  4. ac
    ac May 28, 2009

    university student, interested in becoming a doctor. I would love to see some articles about study tips, or specific tricks or strategies you or your friends use to study or prepare for exams.

    Keep up the great work!

  5. SD
    SD May 28, 2009

    Starting university in the fall, but I just came recently came across your blog and the articles I have read so far have been great! Once I’m finished with exams I plan to go through all the useful posts here. I have personally enjoyed articles for bettering my future application and that one chart on here somewhere about the road to medical school was funny haha. Keep doing what you’re doing! 🙂

  6. J
    J May 29, 2009

    canadian premed here. great work, keep it up.

  7. Kitt
    Kitt June 17, 2009

    I just finished my first year of university and I hope to stay in Canada for medical school. More posts about what it’s like to be in medical school would be really interesting to read.

    On a side note, I’m surprised to see that you receive so few replies even when you ask for feedback…

  8. H
    H July 23, 2009

    hi there –
    i’m a new reader of this blog, just found it through reading the “what are my chances?” flow chart on (effing hilarious, by the way) i really love your entries! i’m going to be entering med school in the fall and i really appreciate the entries about actually being in med school – it’s nice to have a bit of a heads up on what life is going to be like. keep up the good work~

  9. newtime reader
    newtime reader July 31, 2009

    University premed (btw, i hate that term) here

    I really appreciate all the work you put into this blog. To not only write eloquently and interestingly, but also with a clear passion for informing/helping others in a similar vein of interest is something I am impressed and commend you on.

    You’re writing speaks to me for several reasons. Firstly, because of the reasons why i found this website (I’m studying for the MCAT). Secondly, I found that flow chart last year and it tickled me and my friends. But finally, you, the way you write, and the topics you write about are inherently interesting. I enjoy reading this blog thoroughly and also appreciate your links.

    Please, don’t burnout. Realise how helpful what you are doing is and maintain this site for as long as possible (unless of course it’s relaly getting in the way… I’m not that slefish :). Hope you have a great August.

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