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I'm just wondering because I'm sure many of you are or have been in a similar situation. I've had my application done since Thanksgiving and still no word. I'm especialy hoping to hear from KCOM. I'm in my (hopefully) last semester of undergrad/prerequisites, taking O-Chem II, Physics II, and Genetics. The combination of this heavy classload, the agonizing wait to hear back from schools, and a 1st child on the way in March is really wearing on me. My goal seems farther away than ever.

I often wonder, maybe this isn't the path for me. But then I see other doctors and say to myself 'I can and want do be doing that.' Sometimes, though, the dreadfulness of things now are such that I wonder if I want to be a Dr. enough to push through these times.

I know I sound whiny +pity+ but I'm just wondering what others have done to keep up their spirits and stay motivated when feeling like this.
 

bth7

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Just don't think about it. Seriously. And keep the faith. Know that you wil get it in. And have some stuff that you are legitimately excited about lined up in the meantime. And do it.

It's the only way. I'm 28 and I just got it. Forget about your timetables. Itf it's right, it will happen will you are ready, don't rush it. There's no rush.
 

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Now is not the time for giving up. One must be persistent to achieve their dreams. Some things happen in seconds, but other things take much longer to reach. Medical schools want to see that one will not give up. I do have empathy for those that do not quickly hear back from their schools that they are applying to. Also, it took one school almost four months to respond back to me.
However, I have heard from several schools already.

Have you checked with the schools to see if your applications are complete?
:)
 
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Khenon

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When ever I start thinking this is "too hard" I remind myself that most people who have achieved huge goals, also had to work really hard at it. If you look at some of our big entertainers, politicians, etc. and learn their stories, you realize they had to push, push, and push harder to get where they are. They received numerous rejections and were told they couldn't make it in their field, and yet we see them today as huge successes. Though we all have to look realistically at our individual situations, and weigh the pros and cons, ultimately if being a physician is really what you want to do, you can't let how hard the path is be a deterrant. I hope you feel better soon and can see a bright side to your situation. And like someone above mentioned . . . there's no rush. I'm 30, have a 10 year son and have full time work. My life will not end if I don't get in this year. I'll just try again next year. :) Good luck to you, and take care.
 

vegangirl

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Whenever, i think about how hard this process is, i try to remember what life was like down in Honduras (i did some volunteer work there eons ago)
and believe me, this is no where near as bad as the life that those people live.Everything is relative (notice my avatar....hehe)
 

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there are good times in life and there are worse. BUT good news is that good times will come :D I applied to med schools the first time and I didn't get in. I was an international student so I was a resident of nowhere. I had to work for 4 years to get my permanent residency. I couldn't quit the job because I would have to start my process all over. My employer new that too. So they used me as much as they could and I couldn't do anyting about it. BUT now I got my green card, I applied again and this time I got in. My point is: it will get better.
 
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