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Officially done with College!!!!!!!!!

May 4, 2007

So yeah, I took my last final yesterday and I AM FREE!!!! It is the most exhilarating feeling to know that I will never, ever, ever have to take the MCAT again, deal with organic chemistry again, apply to AMCAS again, etc. As is usually done when school lets out, parents come down from everywhere […]

My LAST Finals Week (in college)

April 30, 2007

It feels so sweet to be officially done with class for college FOREVER (unless I fail my finals, lol). That may not be too far off since that nasty inflammation, senioritis, is hitting me harder than ever. I knocked out a World Religions final today, and I have Biochemistry and Cellular and Moleculer Biology finals […]

I’m going to LLU!!!!!!!!!!

April 20, 2007

MY FIANCEE GOT THE CALL TODAY FROM DR. NYIRADY!!!! WE ARE GOING TO THE LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The Lord is truly gracious and wonderful! He knows exactly what you need. He is seldom early but He is ALWAYS ON TIME!!! My fiancee and I have been praying for this every […]

The Society of Black Academic Surgeons Conference

April 16, 2007

“The Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) was founded in 1989 against the backdrop of a paucity of African-American surgeons in academic medicine and the absence of an organized network of African-American surgeons to stimulate, mentor and inspire young surgeons and medical students to pursue academic careers. The Society’s annual meeting is designed to stimulate […]

SBAS

April 2, 2007

I am finally at peace….and it feels wonderful. When I started this process I had a plan, that I was sure was sound enough that God would fall in line and implement. But as I was brought to realize…my plans don’t matter. All you can do is try your hardest to do well in school, […]

The Lord is too good to me!

March 19, 2007

It is with great pleasure that I congratulate you on your acceptance to Meharry Medical College as a first year medical student in the 2007 entering class. Because of your outstanding academic performance, you are being offered a scholarship up to the amount of $33,700 (to cover tuition and fees plus a laptop computer). This […]

FinAid Interview

March 7, 2007

 
Yesterday was quite eventful. My fiancée had her interview at Howard, then I had to take to take her to get her make-up done (how come she gets make up and not me, lol), then we went for our pre-wedding photo shoot. I was told that the pictures are for the save the dates, for […]

Invite invite from HU

February 28, 2007

My fiancée received an interview invitation from Howard!!!!!!!!!! I know that this really may not amount to anything because its so late, but it is still exciting because that means I could possibly come home for medical school if she gets accepted!!! Her interview is on March 6 (while we are home for spring break), […]

LLU Actually gives money!!!!!!!!

February 7, 2007

So I was sitting in my chair around 7:18 p.m. when my cell phone rang with a 909 area code. I look at my phone puzzled, because I didn’t know anyone from that area code, but I was talking to my fiancée so I decided not to click over. I checked my voicemail and learned […]

Gross Anatomy Questions

January 29, 2007

As you all know, I took Gross Anatomy last year, which allowed me to become a lab instructor for the class. Well, I also lucked out and was able to become the tutor for the class. I know what you are thinking… “Why would you need a tutor for Gross Anatomy?” You techinically don’t, but […]

Cancer sucks.

January 3, 2007

Right before I bought my fiancée’s engagement ring, in December of 2005, my Aunt was walking around the house, when she almost tripped over herself because her head felt funny. When she went to the hospital, the doctors found out that that funny feeling in her head was actually one of the worst types of […]

The Life of a Pre-Med Student: The Black Guy Perspective

December 21, 2006

The Life of a Pre-Med Student: The Black Guy Perspective You know…a lot of people have their different views and perspectives of affirmative action and whether it still works; or even whether it is still needed. I believe that it is a tad hard really to form opinions about the subject when you are […]

One more semester!!!

December 18, 2006

One more semester to go before I am finished with college!!! I know people say it all the time, but the time has truly flown by. You know, I recall sitting on my bed with the Oakwood College course book, trying to figure out what classes to take. I remember people telling me that in […]

Whirlwind

December 9, 2006

These past couple of weeks have been an absolute whirlwind. This past week was the worst week of my life. Finals week is next week, but most of my teachers decided to give me finals this past week which really turned up the pressure. The most important test I had was Biochemistry. This class scares […]

Yeah Meharry!!!

November 19, 2006

So I had my interview at Meharry on Monday, November 13, 2006. We decided to drive up from Huntsville that morning; so to make sure we beat traffic we ( my fiancé and I) woke up around 3:30 a.m. and left for Nashville around 5:30 a.m. We arrived there around 7:15 a.m. and prepped each […]

ABRCMS

November 13, 2006

So I had a great time in Anaheim, California for the Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Here is a break down of how everything went:
WEDNESDAY
So we left Alabama at like 7 a.m. and arrived in Dallas/Ft. Worth around 10:45 a.m. During our layover there we saw Eddie George (retired form the Tennessee Titans) […]

PERSONAL STATEMENT WORKSHOP II

November 7, 2006

PERSONAL STATEMENT WORKSHOP II So, we all agree that your personal statement should be written and proofread before your Junior year is complete correct? Or for those people that are non-traditional applicants, your personal statement should be written before April of the summer you are submitting your AMCAS application. So…what do you write about? […]

Personal Statement Workshop

November 2, 2006

Welcome to DoctaJay’s Personal Statement Workshop!!! (Part I) Now I’m in no way an expert on personal statements, but I believe I can provide some helpful advice here and there.1) When should you write your personal statement?Please please please please please write your personal statement your Junior year of college. The last semester of […]

Cincy

October 27, 2006

Interview invite from Cincinnati!!! That is the last possible interview I can get and I”m quite happy!!! I have a Histology test on Monday and a Bichemistry MIDTERM on Tuesday, so this weekend won’t be fun at all. I’ll try to write when something else interesting happens.

Mixed emotions

October 20, 2006

Today I had mixed emotions. I had 2 letters in my mailbox, one from Vanderbilt and one from Howard. The Vanderbilt one was a skinny little envelope, and the Howard letter was a humongous packet. Of course, the Vanderbilt letter wasn’t an acceptance. They waitlisted me. The Howard packet was an acceptance!!! I have mixed […]

I’m going to be a doctor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 16, 2006

I’m going to be a DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ok. Now that I’ve slightly calmed down. Just a couple of minutes ago, I got a call congratulating me for being accepted for the class of 2011 at the University of Maryland School of Medicine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lol, I just praise the Lord that I have a little peace of mind early in […]

Morehouse & LLU interview

October 14, 2006

I know some time has passed since my last post but the last two weeks have been an absolute whirl wind!!! Last Friday, I had my interview at Morehouse. The first thing that struck me about Morehouse was the security. At Howard, Vanderbilt, and the other medical schools, I really just walked right onto their […]

Maryland and Howard Interviews

October 2, 2006

My interview at Maryland went really well. My schedule for the day was: 8:30 a.m.- 9: a.m.: Arrive on Campus
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Interview with Dr. Christenson, Ph.D (Pathology)
10:00 a.m. -11: 00 a.m.- Interview with Dr. Jacobs, M.D. (Urology)
11:00 a.m. – 11: 30 a.m.: Financial Aid Session
11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Orientation with Dr. Foxwell
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My Interview Day at Vanderbilt

September 26, 2006

Everything with my Vanderbilt interview was absolutely perfect. I drove up yesterday and arrived at my student host’s house. He was a great guy and he allowed me to exhaust him with questions about Vanderbilt. He gave me a great perspective on what its like to be black at Vanderbilt, and everything I heard I […]

More Vandy stuff

September 24, 2006

Hey everyone…I’m scared. I’ve been waiting for this for like 4 years, trying to get the highest grades possible, aiming for great research opportunities, participating in extracurricular activities that I love, all to get an opportunity to go to medical school, and now that its finally here, I’M SCARED. What have I gotten myself into? […]

The Lord has really blessed me. I currently have 5 interview

September 18, 2006

The Lord has really blessed me. I currently have 5 interviews at medical schools!!! I know I don’t deserve any of this, so all I can do is thank God. Planning the interviews has been my primary goal for these past couple of weeks. As you can see below, my first interview is at Vanderbilt […]

School is really starting up now. Our Histology

September 8, 2006

School is really starting up now. Our Histology teacher has been out of the country because his brother is dying, so we’ve had a sub. He’s a physician, which is kind of cool, but I have absolutely no idea where the guy is coming from when he gives us quizzes. He’ll choose the most minute […]

Alot of Everything (Vandy Secondary)

August 25, 2006

So yeah, things have been going well lately. We have started school and my schedule is pretty light. I truly believe that that is how senior year should be. Kill yourself your first 3 years and coast your senior year because its senior year that you will be planning for graduation, going to interviews (meaning […]

Vandy Invite!!!

August 23, 2006

When Vanderbilt sends you a request to fill out a secondary, that means they also have requested you to interview, so I have my first interview!!!! Time to celebra…..never mind, school has started.

Back at the Oaks

August 18, 2006

So I’m back at Oakwood College now, and I have been frequenting Wal-Mart to make my new apartment look and feel cozy. As I drove into Huntsville I started to get sad…not because school was starting again, but because my time at Oakwood is almost over. Now there are some bright sides because the end […]

Waiting

August 11, 2006

So basically I’m waiting right now. I’m waiting for an interview invite from the schools I’m complete at (meaning that I’ve finished and submitted the secondary application and paid the fee, and I’ve sent in my LORs already). Those schools are University of Maryland, Loma Linda University, and the University of Cincinnati. I have completed […]