Blogging from the computer lab (especially on a PC) just doesn't have the same feel to it, so I apologize for weak posts as I continue to wait for the return of my laptop.
Meanwhile, the process of applying to medical school is officially underway. The most recent hurdle involves writing a personal statement for the pre-med counselors to use in their evaluation of my application. I'm trying desperately to refrain from the whole "I want to be a doctor because I want to help people and save the world" shtick, but it can be toughto avoid speaking in cliches. Should I be brutally honest and say that I like the blood and guts, and want to crack chests perform difficult intubations for a living*?
*Even though that comprises approximately 1% of the time, the rest being spent on patients with knee pain for the past 10 years.