Ok, so remember the entrance exam I was freaking out about?
The one with the app. 7000 participants in Vienna alone, where only the top 8% get in, and has nothing to do with medicine at all?
Yeah, that one.
Well, I didn’t get in.
Not that I really expected to. (Almost nobody gets in the first time round; it’s like a rite of passage: You have to have suffered through the test at least 2× in order to become a doctor or something.) Still it’s somewhat disappointing. Especially, since two people I know did make it (which is petty, unfair, and childish I know but gaaah).
So, that was two weeks ago. Ever since then I’ve been scrambling about trying to figure out what to do with myself for the next 12 months.
Should I study something else?
Should I take the year off and travel?
What if I don’t make the cut next year either? Should I then still pursue my dream to becoming a doctor?
Would it be better to study abroad instead? But doesn’t that cost like a bucket load of money?
It basically came down to these 3 questions:
Do I still want to study medicine and become a doctor?
How much do I want it?
What would I be willing to do in order to achieve my goal?
The answers are:
With my whole heart.
Everything legally possible.
Which brings us to step numero 3: getting my sh*t together and start planning my future like the grown up I supposedly am.
After some contemplation this is what I came up with:
I will redo the test next year and pass (failure is not an option).
In the meantime, I’ll be studying biotechnology. It sounds interesting enough and has the added bonus of being very similar to medicine, at least during the first semester.
And because life can’t be all work and no play, I’m hoping to get a chance to visit my relatives in Holland (I’ve never been before, have you?), get my driver’s license (!!!) and, if possible, do some volunteer work on the side.
What do you think? Sound like a plan? smile
Ok, let’s do this!!!!
How do you deal with rejection?
Do you need a certain sense of structure in life?
Who else has no idea where they’ll be in 2 years’ time?
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