If you’re someone who is dating a pre-med applicant or are one yourself, you’ll know that medschool applications opened up a few weeks ago. If you’ve been following our journey, you probably know that we applied for cycle two of medical school applications. Basically we didn’t hear back about the acceptances and wait lists for this Fall so we decided to reapply. This time around Conor applied to about ten DO schools up and down the East Coast and one in California. Personally, I hope he gets into one of the schools in the Carolina’s since my family is moving down there or I hope he gets into PCOM since we’re really happy in this city. Personally, I think it might be really difficult for me to adjust to South Carolina, although there are very nice beaches.
Conor was able to submit the applications at the end of the first week, which is really exciting since he’ll be in the first grouping of applications. He has also received the supplementals from a handful of schools so he’s been working really hard to get those in as soon as possible. Since he won’t be starting medschool this fall, Conor has applied for a lot of different, lab tech and emergency medicine jobs in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. The one job he applied for is organ transport which makes me a little sad but happy at the same time. If he’s selected he’ll be on call often, when he gets a call he’ll quickly get up to meet the transport team to pick up donated organs and transport them quickly to the recipient patient. It’s breaks my heart to think that someone passed but at the same time it’s absolutely incredible that we are able to save other lives with organs of those who have passed. I’m glad that for the next year he’ll be in the field he loves and helping others. It’ll definitely help him deal with not being in medschool immediately if he’s helping others.
Since medschool is probably not going to happen this fall, we are also looking for a new apartment! We went to a beautiful apartment complex in the outskirts of Philadelphia and we positively fell in love with it! The rooms were so spacious and the kitchen was newly renovated, so it was just beautiful. I big plus was that the balcony was HUGE, I could actually get furniture to put out there and there’s a rooftop pool. I feel so closed in, in our current apartment that this new one was a breath of fresh air. Unfortunately, as nice as the building managers are here, it seems that they are more worried about doing quick fixes to problems rather than actually fixing them. Don’t get me wrong this place is lovely but it’s a little too outdated and it has served us well but it is time for us to just move along. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they’ll have an opening for us when our lease is up. If you have any apartment hunting tips, please let me know!