Friday, 20 February 2009

St Georges.....

Gave me an offer on wednesday. I think it's kinda spooky that I got my first offer on January 16th and my 2nd offer on February 16th. Is that weird? I'm not sure how I got an offer, my interview didnt go too well (not as well as my other one anyway), and it was filmed which wasnt nice.

I'm too scared to decline it on track, I know thats stupid because the conditions for both my offers are the same (health and crb check) and I definately dont want to go to Georgies (it was a bit of a dive imo!). I'll do it in a couple of days.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

UCAS track addiction

So even though I've already got an offer for med school, I find myself with a strange compulsion to check track every couple of hours. You see, I had an interview at St Georges, University of London in January and the offers are due to be given out any day now. I practically did no work on Thursday and Friday because of my track and new media medicine addiction. It seems that it was all rejections, so hopefully offers will start coming in tomorrow. The thing is, even if I did get an offer, I have my heart set on the other university.

I keep telling myself that if I did get an offer and then I turned it down, that someone from the waiting list will get my place. But I cant help but feel guilty for not withdrawing sooner. If I had withdrawn, then someone who's been rejected would have got onto the waiting list (and a deferred place for next year). I just feel a bit selfish, wanting to be able to decline an offer. So, (to whoever needs to hear this) - I'm sorry for taking your chance!

Friday, 13 February 2009

My first post

Ok, so I've been meaning to start a blog for a while now, just to see if I can keep it up. I've never been the kind of person who keeps a diary but I thought that maybe if someone was reading then I might post more often. I'd like to warn any potential readers - I'm not a great writer, my posts probably won't be deep and meaningful or reflective - they will likely be what is in my head when I get round to posting. Ooh, I've just noticed that its friday 13th - is that a bad omen for this blog?

Anyway, a little bit about me to get started; as you probably read in my profile, I'm a 24 year old biomed graduate and im going to medical school in september. I currently work in my local hospital (i say local - its 45 minute drive away!!) as many different things ranging from medical lab assistant to physio assistant to nerve conduction technician to arthroplasty clerk (Isn't it funny how I can get loads of jobs, but not as a biomedical scientist!).

The reason I can't get a job as a bms is that I pissed off the head bms in haematology when I told him that I was going to apply for medicine. The first thing he said to me was "you wont get in". A few months later my contract expired and it wasnt renewed. So armed with my 'fuck you' attitude I worked my arse off for the gamsat and interviews and got an offer for my first choice course on my first attempt! I wish I could have seen the look on his face when he found out, unfortunately news spreads very fast in a small place. It still feels good!

I'm going to make my tea now, I'll post again with something a little more interesting (hopefully). Thanks for reading.