Saturday, 31 March 2012

Bye bye ucas, for another 6 months anyhow

Yes thats right, i got a big fat rejection from liverpool, making 4/4 rejections, dammit. I thought that my interview had gone ok too... Ah well, for next cycle i've only got to refine my interview technique, make my personal statement better and ace the ukcat. Not that much really >.<

In a way im relieved that its over. No more constant email/track checking and no more clock watching for every time half 5 came around ( as that was when decisions were sent out for liverpool). Im pretty sure my academics may have suffered slightly as a result. Still, gotta pick myself up and move on to the next big thing, ie A level exams.

In other news, i finally finished my epq and handed it all in!! On the deadline, but hey, i did it!! It took a while to get going, due to my lack of motivation with it and having interview prep etc too, but i managed to write that essay and do the presentation!! Note to anyone who does it in the future: get it done in the summer of y12. Soon after that ucas and interviews take over and before you know it, you're a week before the deadline and youve only written the title. Its best to do it earlier and not have a mad panic. Trust me on that one.

Now school has finally broken up for 2 weeks, i can finally relax. Well, as much as you can with A levels looming. And how best to start than going to rome for a few days :-D i fly tomorrow and i cant wait. The only problem is i dont know any italian. This is going to go well...

Friday, 23 March 2012

Guess what??!!

Yes, you probably guessed it, I'm still waiting for a decision from my 4th uni. I can't believe they're taking this long. I mean it's 7 days before the UCAS deadline for unis to give decisions, for crying out loud!! Still, I've been waiting for 5 months and 16 days exactly. I guess another 7 days at most won't hurt- much.

I've been thinking about what I'd do if I didn't get Liverpool this year. First and foremost, get the grades. I'd like to throw a couple of A*s into the mix, but I highly doubt I'll manage that. Ah well, As are enough. I'd definitely take a gap year and try again. I'm definitely going to get a job, cos something tells me that med schools wont be very happy if I say that I spent the year doing sod all. I'd also like to go travelling too. Possibly go back to Argentina, but politics will probably get in the way of that. East Asia would be good, or maybe another part of South America. There's just soo many places!! I may just get a dartboard and stick a world map over it and wherever the dart lands, that's where I'll go! Unless it lands in the middle of the ocean... Then I'll just throw it again xD

Theres not really much else to say at the moment. I'm still waiting. My younger sister is currently seeing the comedian daniel sloss (which I am insanely jealous about), and I'm stuck here trying to learn what colours the solutions of transition metal complexes turn when they're reacted with various different ligands. Ahh the joys of chemistry A level...

Monday, 12 March 2012

My story so far

Evening all :) This is my first blog post, and I'm quite excited about it all. I finally have my own space to write my story so far, and at the same time, hopefully help other medical applicants and medical students in the future.

So here goes.

Lets start with a little bit about me. I'm a 17 year old student and I'm studying my A- Levels (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) at a school somewhere near Manchester. I've applied to study Medicine at University, and so far it's been a rollercoaster ride, with some highs (namely when I got 3/4 interviews) and some crappy lows (when I subsequently got rejected from 2/3 interviews). I'm still waiting on the third post interview uni. It should be some time in the next 2 weeks. Not gonna lie, I'm shitting it.

So, what else is going on in my life? Well, last week, results came out. I did ok, not the best, but not horribly bad either. I'm just soo glad I don't have to redo Physics 4. Now that was a bitch of a module. I've been doing all the sums- what I can afford to get in the summer modules and the ISAs to get those 3 As I so desperately need. And then I'm going to work my arse off to make sure I get them.

Also, despite turning 17 ages ago, I've only just started learning to drive. I guess the stress of exams, interviews, UCAS etc stopped me from starting it beforehand. And I love it! And that's not just because I'm quite good at it! It's the whole being in control of a car, and the freedom that will come with it in the end that I love. And also the fact I'm quite lazy...