Pre-med

Fall Semester

Hi everyone!

I’ve been in school for a month now! So far everything’s going really well; all A’s (counting A-‘s) with maybe a B+. My Stats professor doesn’t post the grades online, but I know it’s between an A- and a B+.

First things first, I want to let you all know why I decided to postpone my MCAT and med school application…

We’re having a baby! My husband and I are expecting our first child March 19th 2015! 🙂 Although this is a very exciting time for us (and it’s been rough on me since I’ve been so sick) this means I have to put the MCAT and med school on hold temporarily. Taking/studying fot the MCAT while taking care of a newborn won’t be easy, which is why I’ve taken this decision. It’ll give me more time to prepare for it though, so I’m not too disappointed.

Okay, back to school stuff! I decided to drop O-Chem. I just wasn’t going to be able to dedicate the time needed for it while being sick, so I opted for a Social Psych class instead. I may or may not retake it in the future, but for now, I will just try to move on and finish my other pre-reqs. Besides the Social Psych class I’m taking Intro to Neuro, Neuropsychopharmacology (try saying that 10 times fast), and Statistics in Psychology. They’re all very interesting classes, but most of them are not easy. It’s a lot of information at once, and keeping up with it all is difficult (but not impossible).

I think Intro to Neuro is my favorite class, but I also enjoy Neuropsychopharmacology. They both are covering the same type of material so far, so it makes it easy to study for the exams. That will probably change soon though. A cool thing we’re doing next week in my Neuro is sheep brain dissections! I’ve done it once before so I’m excited to do it again! Brains are just amazing and every time I get to be around them it fills me with joy. I know… I’m weird. 🙂

That’s basically all I’ve been up to. I hope I have time to write more often, but I highly doubt it. I’ll aim for one or two a month at the least, but once the semester ends I’ll be able to post more often. 🙂

Have a great school year!

Andrea.

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