All Medical School Applications are in…Let the Waiting Games Begin!

Today I submitted the last of my medical school applications and it was a very rewarding feeling to hit the final “submit” button! I have also verified that the universities I have applied to have received all supporting documents and transcripts so I am relieved that this is all under control!

I have one last exam to do at the end of October, the mysterious CASPer exam (required by a few medical schools in North America) which is a 90-minute online exam with various scenarios in video and written format. I found some sample questions online that I have started working on.

In preparation for any potential interviews, I am practicing interview questions with my husband and have started reading through an interesting eBook called “Making Evidence Matter in Canadian Health Policy“. So far I have learned an incredible amount of useful information on Canadian healthcare (with some comparisons to healthcare in other countries) and I realized that some of my perceptions of the system were actually inaccurate. I also came across this useful website that has a plethora of ethics scenarios complete with commentaries to guide you through the thought process.

I am excited that this Fall season is promising to be very busy with some new activities at my church. Not only has the weekly “Women’s Morning Out” started back up (a fun morning of exercise, bible study and prayer) but I have also started teaching Sunday school to a cute bunch of 4 to 5 year olds (my little Caleb included) on Sunday mornings.

This past Sunday school class was a lesson in my perfectionism going right out the window. Between one child running around a table frenetically and another trying to eat play-dough, I ended up not sticking to my lesson plan and had to improvise to keep the children focused on what I was trying to teach them. After the class, I then raced down to the church sanctuary to take my place at the piano in time for the worship songs. It was a hectic but very fun day!

Today at the ‘women’s morning out’, as we exercised outside in the crisp Fall air, I felt really grateful to be in the company of people who are so accepting of you just as you are. We are a group of all ages, shapes and sizes! Back inside, as we studied the Bible, talked and prayed for each other, I felt completely blessed to be surrounded by a great group of women who are supporting me in my dream towards medical school and who are keeping me uplifted in prayer.

So as the waiting game begins towards the next step to medical school, I am reminded that no matter the outcome, I have so much to be grateful for already. Getting into medical school would be an added blessing to my life that is already enriched by so many wonderful friends and family.

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19 thoughts on “All Medical School Applications are in…Let the Waiting Games Begin!

    1. Awww! Thank you so much Carisa for believing in me! The wonderful support that I am getting from you and the online community is making this journey all the more exciting and giving me motivation to persevere. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! 🙂

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  1. Got so excited for you while reading this post. Love the group that you are involved in at church. I hope to find a new church home soon. Teaching Sunday school sounds like a very nice thing to do. I can’t wait to be able to write a post about applying to medical school and the experiences. I wish you the best and hope you get in to a great school!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and encouragement Andrea! I will pray that you find a new church home soon 🙂 And yes, it’s going to be very exciting when it’s your turn to document your journey to medical school! I wish you all the best too! You can do it! 🙂

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  2. Okay. I’ll tell you what I think! Congrats Malaika!!! 🙂

    Surely the final “submit” button will be your entry into medicine. Instantly, making you a colleague of tireless individuals immersed in research and genuinely caring for patients. How exciting!

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