Practicing for when he's a graduating senior.
The thesis barbecue is an annual tradition here. There are about 20 in this year's graduating class. Of those I know about, one has been accepted to dental school, one to vet school, four to med school, one to law school, one into a theater troupe, and three into doctoral programs. I don't know what the rest are planning to do. 80% of our pre-meds were accepted to med school, and the other hasn't taken the MCAT yet. Pretty good, I'd say.