There are only about 3 weeks left until the med school curriculum begins at Dalhousie… which means time is running out for me to get called off the waitlist. It’s tough, coming so close and then missing out on the opportunity, especially after all the time and money invested in the preparation/application process, but it’s really what I should have expected. According to the 2010 CaRMS report on Canadians Studying Abroad, it takes an average of 2.59 applications to get into a Canadian med school, so even if I get in after 2 years I’ll be better-than-average… still, it’s hard not to get your hopes up. I don’t know if I’m going to apply again this year, since I just don’t have the money to gamble, but I’m torn. Why does med school have to be made for the already rich?