At long last, I have decided to document the trials and tribulations of being a (or a soon to be) double major. As my way of introducing myself, why don’t I explain how I got to this point.
I am currently a freshman at the University of Notre Dame. I know what you are thinking, oh look, the little freshie is starting a blog. You are exactly right my cutesy voiced friends! Anyways, I have always known that I wished to attend medical school; the only question has been how do I get there. Notre Dame seemed like a good place to start and the university has this bachelor of science degree called science preprofessional (SCPP for short) that is essentially a pre-med major–with extra jelly filling of course. Out of all the schools I looked at during senior year of high school, Notre Dame was the only one with a clearly defined pre-med major. This seemed like a pretty good sign to me!
Now, as a second semester freshman, I am not quite sure it will be enough. What else can I do to increase my chances of medical school acceptance while also taking advantage of being able to study whatever I wish for the next four years of my life? (3 and 1/2 years now, sheesh! Time surely flies.)
The end goal of acceptance into medical school is usually on the forefront of my mind, yet I do not wish to slide into the cliché of missing out on college because of preoccupation on graduate schooling. Don’t get me wrong, I want to study what I enjoy in college, I just want to do that while securing admission to med school.
And so I have landed in my current predicament. I, Megan, have the utmost desire to gain the best possible chance of attending the medical school of my dreams (cough Vanderbilt cough) yet I still want to have fun in college.
Oh what a dilemma it is! Did I mention I tend towards being overdramatic? No? Well, I am affronted by your lack of sensitivity to my personality.
See what I did there?