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Lack of Matriculation Anxiety

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Laura JC, Jun 25, 2002.

  1. Laura JC

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    Is it just me? I really thought I would be very nervous about starting medical school by now. I did go through a little 'imposter syndrome' when I was accepted, but I'm feeling pretty relaxed and even eager to start school. What kind of emotions are other entering-first-years experiencing now? Confident? Wondering how the heck you managed to get in? Perhaps I'm just in denial.
     
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    CONGRATS!!!!!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
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    I'm very very excited, but far from nervous. It's hard to believe that I'll be wearing a white coat this time next year and running around in the hospital. Unreal!
     
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    i'm kind of numb, and i'm trying to keep busy to stay numb. by reading lots of these personal statements, i'm not thinking much about what is occuring in 51 days... :)
     
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    I've moved past the abject terror phase and am now excited, mixed with a little nervous.
     
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    I'm not excited or nervous. Just feels like another semester's coming up. Maybe it's because I'm in denial?
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by racergirl:
    <strong>I'm not excited or nervous. Just feels like another semester's coming up. Maybe it's because I'm in denial?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">definitely denial...and you said you were going to bed! i can see how you were distracted.

    you ought to worry, you're gonna be competing with gunners like me! muahahahahah
     
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    Was feeling pretty good...until I saw the Scrubs-a-thon. Definitely NOT looking forward to being pimped... :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm scared and happy and excited and nervous and...... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> Lots of matriculation anxiety here!
     
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    I've taken about six months off of actual coursework, and I'm anxious to start being a student again. I'm looking forward to everything. But, since I am moving from my native Phoenix to Minnesota (the total polar opposite in terms of weather, etc.), and away from my family for the first time, it's a bit daunting and a bit scary and a bit sad as well. The good thing is that I'm dragging my husband along, so I have at least someone to keep me company and motivated for these next few years and beyond!

    It is kind of surreal, though. I still wonder if they made the right decision. I'm pretty sure I made the right decision for me as to which school to go to, but I know walking those hallways in the next month or so will feel strange and weird. I know I've worked hard and that I deserve to be where I'm at, but I think I'll still be a little intimidated by the sheer awesomeness of the Mayo institution and what will be expected of me... Okay, enough rambling. Maybe you know what I'm talking about...

    Anyway, good luck and congrats to all fellow SDNers, class of 2006!
     
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    I am also beginning to feel that matriculation anxiety! Yet, I'm kinda excited because I feel like I've FINALLY made the goal I've been trying to reach for so long! Congrats to you all!
     
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    Honestly, I'm still in a state of semi-shock that I got accepted.
     
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    med school seems to have it's ups and downs for people. The secret is to keep your hobbies outside of med school and keep doing what you enjoy doing during med school. Nobody can sequester themselves from the rest of the world for 4 yrs and still be sane at the end. If you are anxious about starting, you are normal, I think that most people get really nervous before starting. If you are not anxious about starting, you are probably normal too, but less normal then those people who are getting anxious (sorry).
     
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    Oh yeah, I think the common name for it is IMPOSTER SYNDROME, and I had that when I got my first acceptance letter. I'll probably feel that way again when I start school.
     
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    I took a year off school so I'm really anxious to go back. However, I'm cool, relaxed and will be chilling till school starts. One thing though, I miss my friends in Oklahoma (I'm currently in H town TX), so I can't wait to spend a week or two with them B4 starting school.
     
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    I am anxious to get started. I'm not working for the summer, so I am relaxing and refreshing some old science topics before school starts.
     
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    man i've been excited all year, but this past week i've become very very anxious. what sucks is i'm on a waitlist at one school and in at another. which essentially means i cant secure an apartment or anything right now. i would definitely be more at ease if i knew 100% where i'd be, and be all settled by first day of classes. doesn't look like that's what's going to happen.

    plus i'm poor, so i'm even more anxious about expenses during the year.
     

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