The day was finally here, where I get to embark on a journey I have waited so long for. The same bus ride that first prompted me to think of the world of community health, was the same bus ride I took to get to medical school. This was a profound experience, because it got me to reflect on the past 4 years and my pathway to entering medical school. Not all parts of this process were easy and there were many obstacles to conquer which made this experience even more surreal.
Everyone has heard the rumours about getting into a medical school in Canada, with so many aspiring students and only 17 medical schools to choose from. The process included many tests, or so I like to call them. It began with maintaining a high level of academic excellence both in school and on the MCAT whilst finding extra-curriculars I was truly passionate about and then balancing them with school. Then came the CASPer test, which is a situational judgement test and finally the medical school interviews.
Over the next couple of posts, I want to reflect on these various tests and provide you with some insight on how I approached them. Not every post is a story of success, however each experience has made me grow. I want to discuss that getting into medical school, is not always a perfect story but at the same time it seems to have been the perfect story for me.