Regarding Darren’s tour: okay now it’s truth time and it’s something that has weighed on my chest since the tour began.
(This has nothing to do with shipping)
Changes in Management
Two years ago I started this blog as I headed into the application cycle. I wanted to document my progress and share bits of advice for those following behind me. When I started writing as TheNotQuiteDoctor I wasn’t sure what this blog would shape into. With over 1,000 posts and a couple thousand followers, Its growth and metamorphosis have astounded me.
What started as a trickle of questions has turned into an ask box full, and I love that. But as I get further and further away from the application cycle and the world of pre-meds, my advice becomes a bit dated. In just a year or two any advice I could give about the MCAT will become obsolete. For this reason I have envisioned bringing people in to write on this blog; individuals who are in the process or have just gone through it. These individuals would also offer a dramatically different perspective than my own, while still sharing the belief that medicine is a worthy pursuit attainable by anyone who is willing to put forth the effort. I recently found a writer who totally embodies this philosophy.
This new writer (as yet to be named) is quite different than myself. She is a female student starting a D.O. program in the fall. She has different life experiences than I and will have different medical experiences as well. I think she will be a nice addition to this blog.
So what does this mean for you and I? Nothing. I am not going anywhere. I will still write about my experiences as I stumble and bumble my way through medical school. I will still answer your asks and give advice when you need it. And I will still post insightful articles that I hope furthers your understanding of medicine. The only difference will be that a second writer will be posting content and answering questions.
As this blog grows I want it to become a revolving door of writers. I won’t be TheNotQuiteDoctor forever. But that doesn’t mean I want this blog to go away. Over the next few years I hope to continue growing this site (I have lots of plans for it that are still in the works), then, when I graduate, I will pass it on to new writers so that there is always a place to go for good advice from individuals who are struggling like you to make their way in the medical profession.