Friday, January 3, 2014

I'm Going to Medical School!

So I graduated from college just this last December. 

 I feel like I should be buying books and finalizing my class schedule for winter semester but I'm not, I'm done! And it hasn't really sunk in yet. 

Instead, I"ll be working full time, actually cooking dinner (fingers crossed), and attempting to eat/live a tad healthier now that I don't have the excuse of "it's a test week" at my disposal haha. 

But that's only for the next 8 months, because come August, I'm headed to medical school!

I've mentioned it a few times here and there on this blog but I was pre-med my whole time in college, took the MCAT and applied to medical schools last May, have gone out on interviews this past fall, and have been anxiously waiting ever since. Very very anxiously haha. 

Now real quick let me just give you an overview of the situation:

JP is exactly halfway done with law school. BYU law school. Which is located in Provo, UT. 

Most medical schools are located in California, Texas, or on the East Coast. All of which are not in Utah. 

I think the number one question we got when JP and I would talk to people or meet new people was: 
"Wait... what are you guys going to do if Grace doesn't get into the University of Utah [the only medical school in Utah]"

And our answer was always the same, "We don't know!"

Because if I learned anything in college, and I certainly feel like I've learned a lot haha, but the number one thing I walked away with is that when it all comes down to it, after you've made all your plans and done everything in your power you can possibly do, you have to put your trust in Heavenly Father. 
And He comes through for you, every single time

And usually not in the way I had planned for or thought was the best idea haha but it always ends up being the exact right thing for me. 

I didn't know what we were going to do if I got into a medical school that was far away. 
But I did know that I had tried my best in all my classes, I had studied hard for the MCAT and felt like I had a good application, so there was nothing left for me to do except pray and trust that Heavenly Father was going to help me get into the medical school that was the best option for me and JP and our mission here on this earth. 
I knew whatever happened would be the right thing for us.

So, when I got a phone call from the dean of admissions at the University of Utah School of Medicine telling me congratulations and that I was one of the first five admitted into their Class of 2018,  I can't remember a time I've ever felt more loved and taken care of by my Father in Heaven. 
It was such a confirmation of Heavenly Father's awareness of me and my particular needs and situation here on this earth. 

So there you have it! I'll be attending the University of Utah School of Medicine in August 2014.
And I'm so excited to start I can hardly stand it!


  1. Congratulations Grace! You are so right, our Heavenly Father always has the perfect plan set out for us. Good luck and can't wait to read all about your next big adventure!

  2. Congratulations! I was in a situation where I knew I would have to move away after college, based on the fact that my top programs were several states away from California. Although it was rough, it was certainly the best plan and road ahead for me. Enjoy your time before medical school starts up, and happy new year!

  3. You are an inspiration to many! Congrats and best of luck as you begin this new chapter in your life. Can't wait to read all about it:)

  4. Congratulations! I love reading and rejoicing in good news!!

  5. Way to go Grace! You will love it! And you are so right ~ it is in the Lord's hands!

  6. So happy for you. And so grateful that you are grateful and that you recognize the hand of your loving Heavenly Father in your life.

  7. You look absolutely gorgeous! I love that blue trench coat and the way you styled everything. Anyway, congratulations on going to med school. I've got friends who are still studying medicine and it's far from being a cake-walk, but I'm sure you'll do well. Stay beautiful and awesome, Grace!

    Deborah Williams @ Choice Career College

  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

  9. This is probably even seemed to be the best experience that anyone would want to get about going towards medical school and getting the graduating degree.

  10. I often get emotionally involved. Like when I read your post, I can cry, laugh, sad, funny, depending on your written words. I think you are a sensitive person.