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38 year old mum of 2 boys



 
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Nora
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:20 am    Post subject: 38 year old mum of 2 boys Reply with quote

Hi, everyone, I am a RN in ICU for many years. I have planned to sit Gamsat 5 years ago but gave up because of family reasons. Now after all these years I pick up my dream again (mainly with the support of my husband who is a doctor.)

I am planning to sit the 2013 gamsat . I plan to prepare it for one year since I dont have much science background and English is not my first language. I have to start everything from the beginning. Two of my boys are below 8 and quite demanding. I only can find time after send them to bed. Am I too crazy? I regret I didn't do it when I was young. But if I give up again I will regret all my life. So I am serious this time.

I live in south eastern suburb of Melbourne. Hope anyone interested to form a study group to contact me.
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NikkiV
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Joined: 14 Oct 2011
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:48 am    Post subject: study group Reply with quote

Hi Nora,
My name is Nikki and I am a 45 year old Naturopath, my husband is also a doctor and studied post grad med as a mature aged student at Flinders.
I have also been thinking about this for years but have been tied up with family. I am interested in a study group in the South Eastern suburbs. I am in Warburton, but work in Warranwood and my youngest is now 12 so I am not too tied down by kids, so am happy to meet in the south east, which suburb are you in?
Warm regards Nikki.
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Nora
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to meet u. I live in Glen Waverley. My boys are 3 and 6 years old. so they demand lots of my time. I actually have been thinking to sit for gamsat 5 years ago when I was working in Flinders in Adelaide. I gave up because I had my 2nd child and the whole family moved to Mel in 2009.

I am now starting to reading some physics and chemistry. I hope I could catch up with you after I have some basic ideas about the science. Besides I dont know from where to start about essay. I am very poor at it.
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Hoop0054
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Joined: 13 Dec 2011
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Location: Adelaide Australia

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Nora

I'm a doctor and Flinders and used to be a nurse there too (5 years ago strangely Razz we probably worked together, though I was in ED and 6C)

I have 2 children aged 3 and 5, Mason was born on the first day of medical school and Aiden was born 2 weeks before 3rd year began.

I can sympathise with your plight that kids can make study difficult and I won't lie, the first 6 months of medical school were just awful because of getting used to both sets of commitments. But I survived and I'm much better for it.

I've used this argument for my wife (she's grappling with the fact that she might have to go away for a few weeks to get some peace to prepare). Who do you think is a better mother and teacher for her children? The mother who sacrificed some time with them to teach them to follow their dreams, improve their minds and show them that they can do anything they set their mind to. Or the mother who can only teach them regret and tell them 'I would've done this if it weren't for....'

It's scary and it's hard work and there are no guarantees. But if it's what you really want and if you think you'll regret not trying, then I think you've solved the problem for yourself. Living with 'what if' can be a pretty sould destroying thing.

For prep, I went back to high school as a mature aged student. It's free, time flexible and it will get you in the ball park to learn the rest yourself (the required level of knowledge is relatively low).

Check out our blog if you're keen;

emergency-one.blogspot dot com

It's free and there's a lot of useful pointers there to help you out.

I wish you all the best for your preparations and your attempt!
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Nora
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thanks, Hoop0054. Yeah, what you said is absolutely what I am afraid. I am afraid to regret for not trying.

About 6 years ago I was so ambitious for this dream that I have got all the fundamental books for the science and set up my time for it. so shameful that I gave up simply for the family reasons. Then I have been almost totally lost my life into my two boys'. I am not myself but someone's wife and someones' mum. I suddenly realized it until one day my husband happened to mention to me that one of his colleague's wife just was accepted by the medical school and who used to be a nurse as well. I felt so sad at that time. That would be me if I tried! But I didn't. I picked up my dream again this time, seriously. Nothing will be excuse if you really want to do something.

In this forum, I am always cheered up by so many people who gave me encouragement and shared the same dream ever.

I will have a look of your blog, hoop0054. Cheers.
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Hoop0054
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad I could be of use.

Good luck.
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