Usually after such a long absence I would apologise for being awol. However, I have to admit that this time it has been a deliberate choice not to blog. I've been incredibly busy. As many of you know I had to take my second year exams in the summer as I was poorly during exam period. I am pleased to report that I passed the year with a high 2:1 so I'm very very excited to be going into my 3rd and final year of my BSc. I have already started working on my dissertation and I have chosen my supervisor which is great and I'm really looking forward to it. The modules this year seem really interesting which is always an added bonus, cannot believe however that in just over 8 months time my degree will be over.
As for my medical school application, I am taking the GAMSAT on the 21st of this month, however due to my exams I have not prepared well for it at all, so depending on how I feel it went on the day will decide whether or not I will be applying to one GAMSAT uni or not. My UKCAT is booked for the start of October and I'm truly not sure how it will go. I'm hopeful I'll meet the cutoffs for my preferred unis, if not then I will have to try again next year. I have found some MSc courses that I really really like the look of, so I shall also be applying for them at the start of next year. So hopefully next year I will either be starting a postgrad qualification, or graduate entry medicine....time will tell!
I think I was a little frustrated that things didn't go to plan last year, but to be honest, although it does seem frustrating that I may have to wait yet another year (at least) to go to medical school, my resolve has been strengthened even more! I KNOW this is what I want to do and my BSc has proved that to me. Whatever will be will be, and I'm not going to dwell on the outcome of this round of applications too much. I'm sure if I don't get in this year there will be a few tears, but one thing I've learned about myself is that I'm more than capable of picking myself up and dusting myself off, and making sure my application is even stronger and my UKCAT and GAMSAT marks are even higher. We'll cross that bridge if we come to it.
Other than that there is nothing exciting to report, we didn't manage to go on holiday this year, as we're saving in case I have to do a MSc, maybe next year we'll have enough to pop to Europe for a long weekend. We have had some nice day trips though, which is always a bonus! So yet again, I'm sorry for my absence, I will try to update more regularly, honest!
Have a nice day everyone.