Sunday, September 21, 2014

Kaplan Diagnostic

Kicked my butt.  Seriously felt like I knew nothing.

T - 3.5 months... and not sure I can do well at this point.

Crap.  :(

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Molecular Genetics

DNA Polymerase - got it!
DNA Ligase - got it too!!
Primer - yep
Okazaki fragments - yep
5' to 3' reverse - yep!


Yes, that too!

Somewhere, I had to find some confidence, a little wind in my sails.  Confidence came in a molecular genetics on-line class (live!!) with Kaplan and thanks to the best biochem teacher ever - Dr. S at the U of MN - I answered every question right...

Even the tricky one where 5' goes to 3' and the fragments on trailing strands.

Oh yea!  :)  (No doubt physics will kick my ass but for one day, I felt like I could handle this again!!)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Not Gone. Not Dead. Really!

Picture says it all.  I am registered for January 15, 2015 MCAT and for on-site Kaplan review.

At 50, I will do everything I can to get admitted to an allopathic medical school (MD) and never look back.

Stay tuned for the rest of this very, very long ride :)