Hi! My name is Bianca. I am a 30-year-old, dual Norwegian/American citizen who was born in Oslo, Norway and raised in California. Ever since graduating high school in 2005, I have been working towards getting into medical school. The journey has been an exciting one to say the least – training for the Officer’s program in the US Navy, surviving life in Los Angeles for 3 years and my international move (which included taking physics in Norwegian!). I have had my share of challenges – and considering where I am now, it was all worth it!
When we first learned that we could apply to medical school via Bjørknes Høyskole in Oslo, we scoured the internet for any information about the schools and students experiences, really anything that would give us an idea of what our lives would be like there and what to expect. We found a couple of blogs and forums, but nothing gave us the full picture. It was then that I decided to start this blog. In addition to it being a way to update our family and friends about what we are up to, it serves to document this chapter in our lives and it can maybe help those going through the same experience.
This blog has documented the majority of our experiences (days spent lying on the couch weren’t interesting enough for their own posts) from applying to medical school to where we are now: our final year of medicine.