Why am I upset? Isn't this blog about the happy things in life, like photography, automobiles, and humour?
All laughter eventually comes to end; for me, it is the thought of the intense competition of med school.
Do you know what it's like to apply for med school? Let me enlighten you. While the minimum GPA is often only 2.5 or 3.0, the average of acceptance is near 4.0 or higher. That means if you don't have a 3.5 GPA, don't even bother applying.
What about the applicants? How many people are applying? Often over 15,000 applicants.
And interviews... how many interviews? possibly 300.
And acceptances? Seats available? Only 60.
SIXTY SEATS. PER YEAR.
That's basically a 0.4% acceptance rate.
Now think of all those damn Indians who do nothing but study. They score perfect on everything because they know everything. They do NOTHING BUT STUDY. Do they eat? No. They're Ghandi. Do they drink? Possibly while reviewing flashcards. Do they sleep? No. THEY STUDY!
100% on all exams and midterms, and perfect record. How am I ever going to compete against these people?
Sad sad day, indeed.