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.