I’m a college drop out.

Just as the title would suggest, I’m a filthy college drop out.
I started in UCD last week and, 3 days in, decided to withdraw from my course. Which was the 6 Year Medicine degree.
I handed back my student card and decided I’d never set foot in the place again. UCD and I are sooooo over.

I moved up from the shticks to my lovely Appartment on the UCD Campus on Tuesday and started Orientation the following day. I was having a ball of a time there. Loved it. Myself and the student bar really hit it off.
On Friday, I moved all my stuff back out.

I’m sure most of you are wondering what the hell I was thinking. I repeat, dead set on getting Medicine and, after lots of bother, finally manage to get it, one year later than expected. Then I drop out!?

Well, basically, what happened is this.
I woke up bright and early Thursday morning, got dressed and set to go into my Academic Advisory lectures in UCD, when I got a phonecall from a number I didn’t know.
Guess who it was?
Trinity Admissions office.
Guess what they were offering me?
The 5 Year course in Medicine over there.
Guess what I did?
Jumped up and and down excitedly, before accepting my THIRD ROUND, RANDOM SELECTION CAO offer the following morning.
And then?
I dropped on out’a UCD and started calling myself a Trinity student.

It’s been a few days since I got the offer and I’m still somewhat in disbelief. Like, this doesn’t happen all too often.
Although, astoundingly, it also happened to a very good friend of mine last year.
I was loving UCD, it’s a great place altogether, and the craic is mighty, but I couldn’t resist Trinity. I mean, the course is a year shorter and it’s what I truly wanted. And I got it on Third Round offers. FATE.

So basically, I’m now a winner. A Trinner Winner. Life is good.
This will certainly be a final post from me, the LC and all that’s related to it is well and truly over.

Moral of the story though- Thank God I repeated. It’s a wee bit later than I’d hoped for, but I’m officially where I want to be, doing what I want to do.

Good luck class of 2010!

EDIT: (09/10/09)
I’m so unbelievably fluky! I got bumped up on my Biology recheck to an A1. 575 points- hello!

21 thoughts on “I’m a college drop out.”

  1. I’m really delighted for you,you completely deserve it! ๐Ÿ˜€
    How exactly did you survive this repeating thing,by the way? 1 day in and I’m about to drop out and live under a rock for the rest of my life.
    Have fun in Trinity!

  2. I read your blogs a few times during the year but this is the first time I’ve commented. Congratulations!! Well done, you deserved it!

  3. Im actually delighted for you because ta be fair u deserved it!!! you’ll have such a class time in trinity..all the best with ur course and i hope it all works out good for you!!!!!!

  4. Wow well done on getting what you wanted!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Currently looking for any tips (ANY! ) that will get me into medicine!!! and about how to go about the HPAT? I’m seriously considering this course and any info accepted gladly!! :):)

  5. Trinity is for snobs. Snooooobs.

    You’ll fit in great ๐Ÿ˜›

    Just trying to add some balance to the comments…
    Surprised people still read this. Wonder when they’ll get the new us in…

  6. I have been reading your blogs all year and each one i could relate too in some way. I’m truely delighted you got trinity, because you do deserve it. The very best of luck in your future and enjoy it!!

  7. Liver fluke.
    It’s what I rely on… when I’m depending on a herd of cattle to die that is.

    Otherwise, I rely on chance.

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