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15 years 5 months ago #39867 by StartingOver
Dear M-A,
Sorry you're feeling discouraged. I think we all do sometimes. I have faith in you that you can do it, and I think at 29, you're young and have a lot of time left. ;) I'm also 29.

I do think it's a little harder for non-traditional students who may also be carrying debt from undergrad (if they're in a post-bac program or putting themselves through school), and also caring for a spouse and/or children, but it's definately doable. If you need some insipiration, check out OldPreMeds ( www.oldpremeds.org ) and you'll see people in similiar circumstances who've made it to medical school.

Hopefully that will be us someday! Hang in there girl!

Love,
Stacy

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15 years 5 months ago #39868 by PremedRN
M-A,
I think we all can relate to all these obstacles, but just know that everything you are going through is making you a stronger person, even though sometimes you feel so vulnerable---like breaking down. How much school loans do you need to pay? Im asking so maybe I can be of some help (no, Im not a millionare darn it!!!). I am devising a plan for myself right now, it doesnt really involve school loans, but other debt. I feel soo much better now that Im doing something about it. Im taking action!! :yes: What is your exact situation with the student loans? I know you've talked about this before. Refamiliarize me.

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15 years 5 months ago #39869 by dona
I understand your frustrations, I too am 29 and have a debt of over $40 thousand dollars and family responsibilities were others rely on me financially. Which makes all my decisions difficult. So I just want to say hang in there and try your best. I don't know whether this would be any help but check with Ryerson University as they offers a long distance courses that are equivalent to high school ones.

All the best and thank you for your reply and encouragement. I too live in Toronto, if you ever want to talk drop me a line.

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15 years 5 months ago #39870 by Duck
Dear M-A:

I know that things will get better for you. I never understood that when we fall down...and we most certainly will...that we have to dust ourselves off and keeping on moving :) This is what I told my fifth graders in the past.

I have had the month from hell, right up to today at 5 p.m. :scratchchin: Thanks to a loan from this relative, I will be taking a class this summer.

I still don't have answers for the other stuff, but I will remember to practice what I preach ;)

Duck

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15 years 5 months ago #39871 by Doc201X
Group Hug for EVERYBODY!!!! :grouphug:

My Scientist/Physician Journey
www.Doc201X.blogspot.com

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15 years 5 months ago #39872 by doc dredloc 2b
I know how you feel M-A. I have been struggling for the past two semesters with chemistry. It seems like that :censored: class will be the certain death bell for my medical aspirations. I'm not even sure if I want to even do this anymore. I just recently started a new job and it's not in the health care field. I don't even know where to begin to find the inspiration to continue.

Judging from my less than stellar post-bacc performance, I'm seriously thinking about just pursuing PA school. Although my heart is really in becoming an oncologists with a sub specialty in gynecological oncology, I just don't know if I'll ever have what it takes.

I'm pulling my dreds out.....I need a reality, get-a-hold-of-yourself slap. :yikes:

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