It was exactly a year ago today that I went on my first interview to an MD-PhD program. The process carried on for months. One week at one school, the next week at another. In retrospect it was exhausting, but at the time, I reveled in the experience because it was the culmination of all my efforts prior. Things worked out well for me, I'm glad to say. And now that I'm well over that hurdle, there are new ones in the way, and I don't even think about the ones I just jumped over.
But I have to. Being part of the MSTP here at Duke means that we students have an important role to play in recruiting new students to the program. We're in the heart of interview season right now and so we've got fresh faces rolling through every couple of weeks.
Tonight we went out for our monthly MSTP science dinner and four applicants joined us. It's a lot of fun meeting them. We first years are so close to their situation that we can really relate. In a strange way, I kind of miss what they're going through.
Anyway, I'm just rambling. It's been a long day. Time to go to bed.