Medical School Rejection – Three Times. What I Learned – Priceless.

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Medical School Rejection Virgin

Before my first rejection from medical school, I had never experienced rejection in its truest form. I had been an A student and I had always done well. I hadn’t really had any relationships so I hadn’t had to deal with that pain.

I was basically a rejection virgin. And then, the letters from the three schools I had applied to came back to me in full force – ‘We’re sorry…’

Those words killed me. I sat down in the basement next to my brother and I cried. I wondered if I would ever get through the pain of such massive rejection. What was I supposed to do with my life now? How could I go on? What was my purpose now?

I didn’t even have a Plan B. I was so certain I was going to get into medical school that I didn’t even make a Plan B.

I decided to apply again.


Third time.


Boom! My self-esteem plummeted.

My anchor – medical school – something I had been planning for decades now, dissipated.

I had nothing left. I felt disparate.

It took me years to come to this point (ten years later) where I can look back and see that the three rejections actually were the absolute best thing that could have happened to me.


And so if you are in the same position as I was. If you are feeling lost and rudder-less, then this post is for you. I want to condense my learnings for you so you can accelerate your growth and your acceptance that this rejection is probably the BEST thing that could have ever happened to you.

I’m not joking.

So read on.

To start, have you ever had something else terrible happen to you. Maybe you were let go from a job or your boyfriend broke up with you.

And you died on the inside.

But two days later or a month later, something amazing came from that awful thing. You got a new job that is a million times better. You met a new guy that loves and adores you. You got a position working for a company that lets you travel all over the world. You met a guy who worships the ground you walk upon. And so on.

Do you look back upon that thing that happened that say, Thank God, I got rejected from that job or Thank God, that guy broke up with me. Otherwise, I would never be where I am right now.

I know you are probably having a hard time thinking positive right now – especially if the rejection is fresh in your mind.

But believe me when I say this, there is something better for you out there and that is the reason you were rejected at this point in your life.

The universe is perfect.

Nothing happens in the universe without a very good reason for it.

So if you were rejected right now from whatever it might be, there is an extremely good reason for it.

Maybe you are supposed to be following your heart and doing something different. Or maybe a different opportunity is coming your way and the universe wants you free for that.

Whatever it might be.

You could either spend your time crying that you were rejected, or realize that there is a reason for everything and you just need to relax and let go.

I spent years lamenting the rejections and crying about them, wasting my time and energy.

I really don’t want you to do that.

I want you to be able to sit down right now and say, I’m in the best spot I could be in, and the universe is perfect. The universe takes care of me, and it is sending new and brilliant opportunities my way even as we speak.

Don’t go through what I went. Years of frustration, sadness, and unhappiness.

Realize the truth right now and rejoice in it.

Don’t waste any more time thinking about the rejection. It happened and now it’s done.

Time for you to move on to bigger and better things.

Open your heart and your eyes to it.

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2 thoughts on “Medical School Rejection – Three Times. What I Learned – Priceless.

  1. Wow, such a beautiful post. I absolutely agree with what you said. Everything happens for a reason and there is a plan out there. I am also currently applying to medical school and am currently on the waiting list for 1 school. This school opens in July but something in my heart is telling me that I will get in… it may be at the last minute, but I will get in. Right now it doesn’t make sense to me as to why I am having to wait for a possible admission. Why couldn’t I hear back in April vs. potentially end of June? OF course I cannot see it, but God has his reason. Blessings!

    1. Agreed!! We don’t always know why things are happening the way they are happening, but they are, so we just have to go along with it. Good luck and I hope you get into medical school. 🙂

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