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.