Flight to UMichigan for Pre-dental Summer Program!
So, right now I am sitting at the airport on my layover to Detroit! I did not at all sleep last night because I was still finishing up some work and I was also packing. Let's just say I had a very long morning! My flight from Boston was scheduled to depart at 10:25 AM but of course, my dad being...well, being my dad, made us leave our home at 4 o'clock AM! Along with an early commute to the airport, I had mistakenly forgotten my flight information, thinking I would just be able to print my information when I got to the airport. However, I forgot to check which airlines I was flying with, which determined the terminal my dad would have to take me to.
After numerous phone calls I ended up being dropped off at the wrong terminal, going up and down the escalators with two huge suitcases like a crazy woman with tons of questions. I eventually found my way to the correct terminal to get checked in. Just when I thought things couldn't get any worse, the lady checking my birth certificate, college ID, and debit card gave me a scare when she demanded to see my government ID, which was in the wallet that I lost a couple of weeks ago. Luckily, the amount of identification I had with me was valid enough that they didn't give me any trouble.
By the time I got to my departure gate, I was beat and I wanted to sleep, hoping that I would hear my flight when they boarded the plane. I didn't miss the plane, however when I got to Chicago for the layover and walked across the airport to my gate, they told me I was not scheduled to be on that flight and in fact, I was scheduled to fly on a completely different airline. I was going crazy at this point, thinking that I only had half an hour to run to the correct terminal to find my flight information. Luckily I had time to get to my terminal and gate and now, I am sitting at the airport on my layover to Detroit for the Profiles for Success Pre-dental Program at the University of Michigan!
I will be spending seven weeks at the University of Michigan to further explore the dentistry field with clinical, literature, and research exposure. In addition to that I will also work with other pre-dental students to prepare for the DATs, which is a standardized exam required for application to dental school. Well, my flight is boarding now, but I will most definitely be posting more about this amazing once in a life time opportunity soon!
What are you doing this summer?