Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Yes, FINALLY. My time has come. I have an interview with Ross University. I am excited. I had to take a nap earlier so that I can continue to prepare. Tomorrow, I am going to knock the interviewers socks off. There is NO denying me this moment with destiny. I started this journey, July 2008. I finished my required prereq, but I decided to take 6 more upper division classes to seal my fate in mastering biology subjects. I entered the application season for 2010 and 2011. I spent hours and hundreds of dollars on application fees. I have sacrificed the last three years of my life doing everything necessary to build a solid application and gain acceptance to med school. Even during the most difficult times, I never gave up or quit. I went through the death of my husband and friend. Then shortly after his death, I was in a seven month custody battle for my step children. I had to defeat seven lawsuits intervening on my adoption. But, my husband's wishes prevailed and on June 16th, 2010 our adoption was finialize. (I will have to share that madness on another blog..LOL) Then one night as I was sitting in my room, I was thinking I have come too far to turn back or not get into med school. I contemplated over and over in my head the confirmations I've received during my walk (as Coach Hollingsworth calls them "touchstones"). My biblical confirmation of Dan 1, the opposition from cc advisors, the favor I receieved by getting accepted to UT Medical School Houston Summer Research Program, Shadowing doctors, volunteering at Healthcare for the Homeless, and etc. It all seemed right. It all seemed so real and right. As doors opened for me, I could not deny my destiny was to become a doctor. Well, this night of my epiphany (divine manifestion), I reflected on my preparation for this time. I said to myself, How far will I go to get want I want? How much more can I sacrifice to get were I am suppose to be? Well, I have to go all the way. Whatever that means. I can not give up or quit. Then it hit me, all the doctors I met going through Donald's illness, those that were responsible for his direct care and those in elevators, etc. I would say that 98% of them DID NOT study here in the US, but all are now practicing in the US. Then, I said then why don't I look into other options outside the US. My oldest son will be going off to college this year. My youngest is adaptable to any situation. So, I said I am going to look at other options. I investigated the Carribean schools. Although, they have been given a bit of ridicule. If they are a reputable school and has ties to the US, then why not. I began researching which schools had the best reputation and who is recognized in the US as an equivalent school to the US schools. Hands down, I choose Ross University. So, I went over their website with a fine tooth comb and registered to attend one of their information seminars in Dallas. I had just missed the Houston meeting. I was excited to hear and feel what was going on with ROSS. As I was attending the seminar, I was totally excited about everything I was hearing. I was on a high that felt good. If felt I was where I was suppose to be without a doubt. I had already gotten most of the information already from their website. As I was sitting in my chair, a sense of destiny swepted over me. I was so excited that I could scream. I even had tears rolling down my cheek, because I felt this was it. This was my open door. After years of searching, I found my door to DESTINY. Once I returned home, I immediately started my application. However, when, I tried to register with my email address on Ross application website, it said I had already started an application. WHAT? I have never even been on this part of their website. There must be something wrong. Well, I sent for the pass word they had on file. When I opened my email from them to see what my password is. It was a password I use to use over 11 years ago. I was stunned. How did they get this password? Well, I signed it using this password and the information they had on file was my information from 11 years ago. It appears that I had begun this process with them and had completely forgotten about it. Still to this day, I have no reculection of Ross Univesity or ever applying to medical school. I know I use to joke with my best friend, who is an RN that we should go to medical school together. But, I do not remember ever researching what it took to get in. Well, this was another sign to me that my DESTINY has come again, that a complete cirlce has manifested and nothing can or will stop me from walking through this door NOW... I had all my transcripts and LOR sent. I spoke with a couple of my doctor mentors. One was familiar with the school and had worked with practicing physicians from Ross, that was encouraging. There was a mix up in my biology professor's LOR. Ross said they never recieved it even two weeks after she mailed it. So, I asked her to fax it over and send the original via mail. Well, she did that and within two hours of her faxing it. My application was put into interview status. WOW...THIS IS GREAT>>>>> I knew that I was suppose to be here at this moment in time. GLORY AND HONOR TO GOD!!!

1 comment:

  1. Great piece! came across it while looking to see if anyone out there started Med School at 40+...:) I am wondering if this is something I should shut down or pursue...so how are you doing at Ross? I wish you every success!