Wednesday, April 3, 2013

My Pharmacy Decision

I never actually shared my final decision for Pharmacy school.
In fact, I don't think I even shared that I had a second interview at another college.
The last I mentioned of pharmacy admissions was my acceptance to PC in South Carolina.

Back in February I was granted an interview at Mercer's Pharmacy School in Atlanta. I felt much more prepared for that interview, I did my research and practiced with my coworkers so I would be ready for any pharmacy question they threw my way.

The interview went SO well. I loved the students I interviewed with, and the professor I interviewed with. I loved their curriculum, and I left praying for that acceptance letter. Keeping in the back of my mind that regardless, I still had a seat in a pharmacy school for the fall.. and whatever happens will happen.

In the meantime, as I waited to hear back from Mercer I finally got word from UGA's pharmacy school on that Tuesday. If you remember, I interviewed there last year but was put on the alternate list. I met over the summer with the admissions director about how to improve my application, and was crossing my fingers for an interview there again this year. Athens is my home now, and I really didn't want to leave. However, I got the email that I was not granted an interview there this year.. I was heartbroken. Rejection is hard. Reeeeally hard. But obviously, God has a bigger plan for me and it's not in Athens.

If there's one thing I've learned it's that a door may shut, but God always opens a window that has an even better view out there.

Wednesday morning as I was sitting in class I checked my phone and saw a missed call and voicemail from Mercer. I immediately called back, but had to leave a message. All day I was on edge waiting for my phone to ring. I thought, surely they don't call you unless you're accepted right? I mean... they don't call you and say, "sorry... you didn't get in."

FINALLY, at 6:45 that evening they called me back with my acceptance!
I'm so excited that I'll officially be attending Mercer University's Pharmacy School this fall, as the incoming Pharmacy Class of 2017. Holy moly... 2017. INSANE.



I've still got so many things to work out, finding a roommate, figuring out Atlanta... and of course all of the financial aspects (which really suck). I'm so excited to see what God has in store for me in Atlanta, and the fact that I'll be starting pharmacy school this fall seriously makes me teary-eyed. Y'all, I am beyond blessed. God is SO good.

29 comments:

Blue Dog Belle said...

YAY!!! Congratulations love!!! You're going to love Atlanta!

Camille said...
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Camille said...

Congratulations!!!

I interviewed for two PA programs this year and was sooooo excited when I got the acceptance letter. I know the feelings that you had to go through during the application, interview and waiting process.

Congrats again!

Nichole said...

Congrats, again! I know you'll be super busy bit its also so exciting!

Lauren said...

Congrats, friend! That is so exciting! I've only been to Atlanta once but I hear it is awesome! Our GOD def. has a plan!

Lindsey said...

Congrats, Leslie!! I am SO excited for you, and I know Atlanta will be an awesome place to be!!

Mrs.Hammar said...

You deserve nothing but the best! Congrats girl! I've been praying for you!

Leslie said...

Oh yay!! Congratulations!! That's wonderful!

Natalie said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

PostgradPrep said...

CONGRATS!! I am so excited for you! I have friends in Atlanta and they LOVE it!

Kerri said...

Congratulations Leslie!! Atlanta is wonderful and you'll LOVE it! My best friend goes to Mercer in Macon and LOVES it. I love seeing God's plan come together! So excited for you!!

Emily said...

Congratulations!! You deserve it after all of your hard work. :) Good luck figuring out plans!

Emily said...

Congratulations!! You deserve it after all of your hard work. :) Good luck figuring out plans!

Kathryn said...

Congratulations! That's awesome!

Megan said...

Congrats!!! I LOVE Atlanta! God's plans are so awesome sometimes, I can't wait to see how yours unfolds :).

Abbey said...

Haha love the way they phrased it... "I know you are pleased..."

CONGRATS! :)

Erin said...

What fantastic news! Your story sounds a bit like John's. He was/is really close to two of his Uncles and both are Pharmacists and both went to Ferris State here in Michigan. John completed all the necessary things he needed to for undergrad and scored really well on his PCAT.. but he was turned down when he applied to Ferris. He was SO upset but ended up getting into Wayne State right here in Detroit. Of course we met while he was finishing up and now he's one of the best pharmacists in the entire world (I might be a little bias) and got to marry an incredible wifey! ;) God ALWAYS has a plan, I am so proud of you and excited for you! Congratulations friend! I can't wait to see what God has in store for your journey! xoxo

Lindsay said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting! I know you've been working so hard!

Nicole said...

YAYAYAAYAYYAYAY!!!!!!!! I am SO excited for you, Leslie! I know that the Lord has such a good plan for you in Atlanta! I'm praying for you, friend!

Illegally Blonde said...

Congrats! Another blogger I love and follow is in Atlanta while her hubs is in med school, you sould reach out to her. Jessica @ The Newly

Savanah said...

Congrats Leslie!!!!

Southern Charm said...

Congratulations!! My roommate here at UT is also moving to Atlanta for PT school!! I see a possible blogger meet up ;)

Kristin said...

Congratulations, Leslie!! That is so exciting. I am sure you will do superb in pharmacy school. I love Atlanta!

Jenn said...

Congratulations, friend! I'm so excited for you- AND- so excited you'll be close by! We'll have to meet up that's for sure!

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Jordan said...

So happy for you sweet friend!! :)

Ech and Will said...

Congrats!!!

Heather said...

Leslie, congratulations!!!! I'm seriously so excited for you!!!

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