It is about that time in my life that college becomes a hot topic.
Where do I want to go? Where can I get in? Can I play sports? Do they have the sports I want to play? Where is it? How big is it? What do I want to study?
So many questions and ultimately all of these questions have to be answered to narrow down the long list of schools to one.
Recently I have been doing some research and I have started to look at schools so I started to put a list of schools together so it is all laid out.
|Texas Christian University||Fort Worth, TX||FootballHockey|
|Duke University||Durham, NC||FootballHockey|
|Stanford University||Stanford, CA||FootballHockey|
|University of Southern California||Los Angeles, CA||FootballHockey|
|University of Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh, PA||FootballHockey|
|Boston University||Boston, MA||FootballHockey|
|University of Denver||Denver, CO||Hockey|
|Vanderbilt University||Nashville, TN||FootballHockeyLacrosse|
|Northeastern University||Boston, MA||FootballHockey|
|Northwestern University||Evanston, IL||FootballHockey|
|CU Boulder||Boulder, CO||FootballHockey|
|University of Oregon||Portland, OR||FootballHockey|
|Johns Hopkins University||Baltimore, MD||FootballHockey|
In the coming months I will be adding and deleting schools as I compare and contrast the pros and cons of each on the list, and as I discover other schools that will fit into my plan.
I am looking at majoring in either Molecular Biology, Human Biology, Kinesiology, or Sports Medicine.
I have wanted to become a doctor for a very long time.
I want to be able to introduce myself as Dr. Keaton Shiffman, having that prestigious M.D. at the end of my name.
My ultimate dream would be to be a team physician, working on the field or on the ice with the best football or hockey players.
I know that has gotten very specific, but I feel that if I stick to what I want to do that I will make it happen.
As much as I don’t think I will be able to come out of my school and play high level intercollegiate sports it is always worth a try.
The worst thing that could happen is I won’t play, but best case scenario my dream comes true.
I have started to put my name out there to schools and coaches, trying to gain exposure and let them send me information to even see if I could make it work.
Hopefully I can start to narrow down this list of 15 to maybe 6-10 by the time I have to apply and if not I know I will have a wide option of schools once acceptance letters start rolling through.
For now all I can do is try my hardest in school, take some SAT courses, and hope for the best.
If you have any advice or have attended any of my prospective schools, please leave your comments I would greatly appreciate it.