So how did I end up in the science field?
Did I always want to go into science? NOPE!
I went to a nerdy high school where you could either inspire to be a doctor, engineer or go into business. I chose medicine to be my path. Instead of partying like normal teenagers my age, I was hitting the biology books. For the longest time I wanted to be a dermatologist and my life revolved around this goal. My education than continued with me pursuing a Bachelor of Health Science degree at McMaster University.
Throughout the four years of biochemistry, anatomy, and epidemiology, I realized that I enjoyed the process of science. I spent the last two years of undergrad doing large thesis projects and by then I knew that I didn’t just want to be a doctor. I needed the excitement of research in my life.
Last year I’ve applied to all the medical school in Canada that I could (there are very few). I managed to score an MD/PhD interview at the University of Toronto but I didn’t get the spot. After a long river of tears I realized that maybe the universe had other plans for me. I was a competitive candidate with a near 4.0 GPA, extracurricular activities, great references, and all that jazz. Whatever! When one door closes another opens!
Well… Here I am right now in graduate school and pursuing my other passions such as nutrition, sports, and healthy living. Whether or not I will re-apply to medical school or become a professor is uncertain. All I know is that I’m here to share some interesting information with you and the rest only time will tell 😉