I've been going back and forth on my decision for graduate school.
A number of rabies people at the C.D.C. got their start at the Wistar Institute, which is affiliated with UPenn. And honestly, I fell a little bit in love with the laboratory at UPenn. I feel like it's a place I want to spend time in.
Mostly, I feel scared about going to graduate school. I know I'm smart, a good student and a hard worker, but graduate school is different than professional school. The actual facts you're required to learn are fairly minimal, the most important lesson is how to think for yourself. I can't shake the feeling that memorizing facts can be done, with enough energy and time, no matter what. But if you're too dull to formulate a truly elegant research projects, it can't be helped.
I am teetering on the verge of a great unknown.