Friday, February 17, 2012

Morphology Of A Premed

2008 - I think this might be the right thing to do.  Maybe I should check into this.  Maybe I can get accepted.  Maybe I can pass a test.  Maybe I can get into a class.  Maybe I can get health insurance.  Maybe.

2009 - I think this is where my class is.  I think this is the way to study.  I think this is the way to black out on exams.  I think this is why I flunked out the first time, 30 years ago.  I think that PV=nRT.  I think.  I think I will never be a point monger like those "other premeds".  I think they are obnoxious.  I think it is rude to question the professor on his answer key.  I think it makes me antsy and frustrated when those "other premeds" keep questioning for extra points. 

2010 - I think I'm going to ask just one teensie question about why I got this answer wrong; which is completely and utterly DIFFERENT than asking for the point.  I think.  I think maybe if I can defend my one answer, perhaps I can defend this answer as well.  I wish those "other premeds" would quit trying to get extra points on the exam.  ALL I am asking is "Why?" unlike them who are asking for points.  I think.

2011 - I think I'm going to go to school again.  I think I'm going to try and understand how the tests are worked by using old exams during my final prep work.  I think I'm going to do my exams in pen, "just in case".  I think I want to know why this mechanism is wrong because it looks right to me and because I did the exam in ink, I'm able to ask "Why" more effectively - just in case the professor grants a point (just in case, I tell ya!).  I think I'm not like those "other premeds" who mongers for measely points.  Seriously.  I think those measely points are not worth causing drama over.  I think those "other premeds" should just well... stop being "other premeds" and quit questioning.  Mostly.

2012 - I think the answers I put on the exam are right.  I think I should ask for my points.  I think if I get those points that puts me into the A range.  I think I love the "A" range.  I think I deserve the "A" range for my efforts and ability to defend my answer against an incorrect or at worst, indirectly worded question.  I think I may have to write an email about my answers because that three point difference could be big when accumulated over the semester, and I think I like an "A".  I think I'm typing an email to my professor to ask for my points.  I think I got a response.  I think.  I think I like the three points added to my score for my valiant and diligent determination to understand the question correctly and even better, answer it.

I know. I've crossed over the "premed" bridge because I'm now one of those "other premeds" :D

LOL - I never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, never, ever, ever NEVER thought I'd be one of them.

Premed morphology!


Speculative Speculum said...

Haha! That is so great!

DaxWagner said...

That is a good one.

I just thought I would tell you this blog is an inspiration to me. Currently, I am an X-ray tech with an Associate of Applied Science and am pursuing my BS in Radiologic Science, heading toward Med School. I open my Google Reader at least once a day to see if you have made a new post. Seeing you morph into one of those "other pre-meds" is an inspiration to me. It shows that myself, as a non-traditional student can achieve this lofty goal of MD.

Thanks so much for your inspiration.


A Doc 2 Be said...

@ Dax - do you read Dalai's blog? Thank you for reading!

DaxWagner said...

Yes, I read Dalai's and Southern Doc (Caribbean Style) also. I have a friend who just finished didactic and rotations at Ross in Dominica and is currently studying for USMLE Step 1.

I wish I could either fast-forward to med-school or rewind to high school and make better decisions sometimes.

Meanwhile, I keep plugging along, trying to make A's in all my BS coursework because I was told a long time ago; wish in one hand, spit in the other and see which one fills up first.


Anonymous said...

You're inspirational! I think it's so great to follow your dreams, even if you're going down a path less traveled. I'm trying to go back to school as well (completely changing my career) and it's a tough enough decision to make at 27, let alone later in life. Good luck to you!