4 semesters of a foreign language

You see the title of this post?  This is the new bane of my existence.  University of Iowa (one of my 2 top choices for my Bachelor’s degree) requires 4 semesters of COLLEGE LEVEL foreign language (or 8 for high school, which I can’t very well do now).  That is 18 credit hours.  Er, um, there is no bloody way I am going to fit 1 semester, let alone 4 semesters of a foreign language into my carefully laid out plan.

Don’t get me wrong, I would love to be fluent in Spanish, or close to fluent at least.  But on my quest to become a doctor, a foreign language is NOT going to be a priority.  Certainly not a priority over an important Science class.  I just won’t do it.

The requirement is for transfer students to UI.  Yeah, that is what I would be.  I don’t know what to do about it.  It’s just can’t be done unless I stay at DMACC a 3rd year.   Which would put everything off a year.

And putting everything off a year, would totally make me 52 applying for med school.  Older is not better in this case.  I think I mentioned this before.

So it is Drake or Iowa State.  I have mentioned Iowa State before.  They have never really been in contention, but Carver school of medicine pulls from there, so it’s a possibility.  I will have to look at the transfer requirements at ISU and Drake for that matter.  (Drake’s are not listed on their website as far as I can tell).

Oh yeah, I am getting tired of having people suggesting becoming a  Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner.   I don’t want to be either of those.  I want to be a doctor.  Can’t make that any more clear.

Oh, by the way, I found those 3 credits in fuzzy science that I thought I couldn’t place.  I had already placed them, so that’s all good too.

I probably should stop thinking about all this for a while.  A mental health break perhaps.  After I look into the transfer requirements for ISU.  That I will still do tonight, it’s only 11:06, shouldn’t take too long.



Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 50 year old guy, who beat blood cancer but is getting his butt kicked by bone marrow cancer. At this point it appears I am dying. Married and in love with the most wonderful woman in the world (27 years). She has stood by me thru a lot of crap and I love her so.

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