Weill Cornell Medical College, Class of 2019!

by Lorien E. Menhennett

It’s been a busy 12 months, a veritable medical school roller coaster:

  • Applications: 25
  • Interviews: 6
  • Acceptances: 3

But as of last week, it’s finally official. I will be attending Weill Cornell Medical College, class of 2019.

Initially, I received acceptances to University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Colorado School of Medicine, and a wait list offer at Cornell. Initially, I accepted at University of Colorado. On July 3, I got the long-awaited e-mail from Cornell. Did I want to come after all? I didn’t have to think twice. Cornell it is.

The roller coaster ride continues, however. Class of 2019 – that’s 5 years away, if you do the math. Wait, you might be asking – isn’t medical school 4 years long? Yes. Due to my financial circumstances, I am deferring for one year, hoping to matriculate next August (2015). In the meantime, I am trying to resolve my student loan situation. That is, trying to GET a student loan.

More about that soon …