MCAT Countdown!

by Lorien E. Menhennett

If you’ve taken a look at my blog in the last week or so, you may have noticed a new graphic in the upper-right-hand corner: a “ticker” counting down the days until I take the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test).

That’s right, it’s official! I’m taking the MCAT at 1 p.m. sharp on April 28, 2012 at a testing center in the Western suburbs. Which, according to today’s ticker, is exactly 5 months and 5 days away.

As I move along in this process, this whole thing – my dream – is becoming more real. I finish the next-to-last semester of my post-bac pre-medical program this December. This coming spring semester IS my last semester of post-bac classes. I take the MCAT in late April. I will apply to medical school early next June – just over 6 months away. And hopefully by this time next year, I will have been interviewing at medical schools, or will have interviews lined up. Crazy. But oh-so exciting.

To all of you who are supporting me on this journey – thank you, and happy Thanksgiving.