MCAT Yes, Med School Maybe
Well, it’s official: I’m taking the Medical College Admission Test. If I apply to medical school, it would be for fall 2011, so I need to take it this spring.
I’m not really sure that I want to go to medical school, but the MCAT is just another test. This way, I’ll have my score ready if I need it. The test has two sections on science, one for reasoning, and one for writing. I suppose I should get a test prep guide and see what I’m up against.
I’ve always admired the way some doctors help people and care about their patients. But I’m not sure I could handle it emotionally.
It’s okay when your treatment works and your patient gets better. But even with the best treatment, sometimes that doesn’t happen. I know that you have to care about your patients but keep from getting too involved. Otherwise, it would tear you apart when a patient suffered and/or died. Then you couldn’t be a good doctor for the rest of your patients. So you have to be tough and I don’t know if I’m that tough.
Maybe I’ll go into research. I could do that. Or dermatology, something that is helpful but less life-or-death. Or write books. Or lose 15 pounds and become a model. There are lots of options.
P.S. All right, all right: 20 pounds. I’m not admitting to any number higher than that. 🙂
Copyright 2010 by Rinth de Shadley.