Hello SDN. I don't know what I'm even expecting to get out of posting this. I guess I just need to vent and possibly commiserate. Lately, I've been incredibly anxious about med school next year (provided I even get in somewhere, which is never a given). I just don't know if I can handle it, and this terrifies me. I was a math major and am not used to memorizing superhuman amounts of information. My anxiety over it makes me worry that I'll still have the same anxieties in med school and will just shut down and fail out. I do have a psychiatrist who has known me for a decade, who is adamant that I am emotionally and cognitively capable of it. I have been very stable for a long time (GPA= 4.0 undergrad, 3.97 post-bacc), but this constant anxiety is making me wonder if I'm actually not emotionally capable of dealing with the stress after all. How much anxiety are other people experiencing over the nature of med school? Or is everyone too focused on the app cycle to be paying attention to that aspect of it? Is this abnormal enough that I should think about bailing, or at least deferring any acceptance I might get? Thanks for listening, even if you can't relate. So glad I found these forums. EDIT: I actually feel several notches calmer just having written this out. Maybe I just need more friends who understand. People outside the medical world tend to underestimate the level of commitment and difficulty, I think.