I ended up finding a wonderful job that was both engaging and important – I worked as a medical advocate, helping local sexual assault survivors navigate the emergency room as they went about receiving medical care and/or underwent forensic testing. It is an important first contact which gives the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center a chance to offer their services to survivors and ensure that they are treated with respect and in a timely manner within the hospital. It was a fantastic experience.
Rumgirl77's Life List
1. Train my cats to let me brush their teeth
2. Be a better friend
3. Become a Doctor
4. Qualify for and run the Boston Marathon
5. Buy a House
6. Hike The Milford Track
7. visit Greece
8. keep all my important data backed up
9. Run a 23 minute 5k
10. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
11. Go kayaking more this summer
12. Learn to make cheese
13. Complete the Camino de Santiago de Compostela Pilgrimage
Since the last time I wrote, I was accepted to medical school, started, and have now finished MS1. Three years of hard work to go until I get to put MD after my name. :-D
I like to set “stretch goals”...ie. goals that I am not a lock to achieve, but that I have a good chance of achieving. I think 35 might be too low, based on my practice tests…of course I’ve heard all sorts of advice about how to interpret the practice exams.
My new goal is 37 – with a secretly-hoping-for-but-not-holding-my-breath goal of 40.
I have a pretty rigorous and structured study schedule set up, and if I follow it I think I will at least go into test day with confidence. I take the test July 13th, so soon we shall know.