My first semester of M.S. is over!
… also I have one publication that has been accepted
… along with a few more in the process
… met some amazing people doing amazing things
… and am getting a better grasp of the type of physician I want to become.
This journey is looking like a long one.
Things have been pretty hectic for me lately.. which reflects on my lack of posts.
My first semester here is coming to an end and I have learned more than I ever dreamed of. Classes have been pretty limited, but the lab is amazing. I have also been spending around 20% of my time at a local hospital doing palliative care research.
Doing lab work and clinical work like this has really sparked my interest in MD/PHD programs. I am suppose to be working towards applying in 2015 June, but with my future commitment to teach for america, there have been mixed consensus from people when I should actually apply.
Some deans are telling me I should wait until I am half way done with TFA so that I don’t have to defer if I get an acceptance. Applying with the intention of deferring doesn’t show full dedication and may act negatively towards my application.
Some are telling me not to do TFA at all if I am really serious about MD/PHD programs…
Oh what to do, does anyone have some insightful thoughts regarding this?
For everyone that is starting medical school, graduate school, new phases of their lives…
Linus Pauling’s Transition State Theory might have been wrong. Because there seems to be nothing stable or energetically favorable about this transition.