Saturday, September 18, 2010

We are moving!

We are moving to Poznan and I start school on Wednesday. We spent Thursday and Friday of last week beginning our apartment hunt and it will continue when we return on Tuesday. While in Gdansk, we're starting the packing process, ordering extra boxes, and arranging all the logistics.

As for school, I am already on the official student's list. I will find out Monday what group I'm in and Wednesday I'll get to meet everyone. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I can say this: every interaction I've had with the school has been great. The dean's office gave me a welcome package--a PUMS bag with course catalog, maps, and a nice new PUMS executive folder--with  with all the information I need to get things started.

I will try to post updates as the week(s) continue, but we haven't arranged for internet in Poznan yet.
Back to packing!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A morning of peace

This morning is different. This is the first morning in too long that I feel at peace. Perhaps it was the release of going out last night or sleeping in until 11am, but my stomach is not in its usual stress related knots and I have a feeling that everything will be alright. It's P's first real day off in over two weeks--two weeks of 12-20 hour days, almost no sleep, and way too much caffiene--so perhaps its the fact that both of us are relatively stress free today. We know that our situation will most likely be changing in the next week, but the fact that we will soon know what is going on is more of a relief than a stress. But for today, we are sitting around in our pajamas, listening to records and drinking coffee while we write emails and tidy up work spaces.

Application Submitted

This is what I received Friday morning in my inbox:
 Dear C.D.U.,

We've received your recent enquiry regarding our 4-year MD Program and, judging from your description, you would be a very good candidate for the our program. The classes have already started here, however we've had a couple of last-minute resignations which freed up positions in the freshman year.

Could you please scan and send to my e-mail or fax a copy of the following documents as soon as possible:

-completed application form this page
-college diploma
-college transcripts showing that you've completed your pre-medicals (Biology, Chemistry organic and general, Physics)
-a photocopy of the bio page of your passport

After reviewing your application, we will let you know in the beginning next week, if we can offer you acceptance for the academic year 2010/2011.

Best regards,
Mr. Man from Poznan

By Friday afternoon, I had submitted all the requested materials and now I am just waiting. I'm pretty good at waiting; I've been doing it for a while now. It's not a sure thing, but it looks pretty probable. My MCAT scores come out Tuesday as well, so by then we can make the most informed decision. Until then, I wait.