Is PA school as hard as you thought it was going to be?
Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:55 PM
Posted 28 July 2010 - 11:07 PM
It's natural to feel anxious about it.. you should have anxiety b/c you're going to be learning how to take care of other ppl who are entrusting their lives to you..programs don't want their graduates out there with a license to kill - at least I sure hope not. Just prepare well and get the most that you can out of it and I'm sure you'll do just fine!
Posted 02 August 2010 - 05:12 AM
Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:12 AM
It's easy to suffer from burn out early in the game. There's one easy way to combat this: take your hobbies with you to PA school, and enjoy them every now and then. If you like knitting, make time for that. If you enjoy going to concerts or running marathons, do that! It's a great way to keep your sanity and escape the rigors of school. All work and no play is no fun at all.
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:15 PM
When in doubt, knit....
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:56 PM
We had a girl in PA class who always sat in the front row and Knitted during every lecture. She had good grades and when asked, she said it helped her keep her stress level down in PA school. It worked for her....
When in doubt, knit....
are you kidding me, i don't think i could keep it together if someone in our class did that.
Posted 04 August 2010 - 10:18 PM
Hmm.... I find that playing computer games really is helpful to my concentration. Wonder if they'll let me do that? :-)
Not kidding, she would knit through all lectures, get great grades, and took almost no notes....
She was quite good at knitting.
Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:20 PM
They tried to scare us in our interviews saying "you wont have time for any hobbies, kiss the gym goodbye, etc". Rubbish. You'll have time for whatever you make time for. People always complain about having no time for the gym, but everyone has the same number of hours in the day. They have time for something else like TV or husband/bf...so it's up to you. You can still sleep 6-8 hours a night. You can still go to the gym. You'll just have to pick the one or two things you want to do outside of class/study, because you cant do them all.
Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:27 PM
Posted 11 August 2010 - 10:40 PM
it also depends on the semester/class. depending on ur academic background and previous HCE , some classes will be easier to you while they will be harder to others. i was a biology major so micro/genetics type stuff was easy for me, while modules like cardio required more studying.
it will also get easier as u perfect ur studying habbits. i went thru undergrad studying here and there, so i wasnt used to the continuous kind of studying that PA school requires. i tried a bunch of different study methods and by the 2nd semester of PA school i finally found something that worked for me and my studying became really productive. i had alot more freetime than the previous semester even though we had a bigger courseload.
also, like other ppl said, dont pay attention to other people. at first i would get nervous when ppl would talk about how they were halfway thru studying the material for X test when i hadnt even opened the 1st powerpoint yet. but now i just ignore it and do my own thing. i dont study 24/7 and stress about school but i am doing well and feel llike i am learning what i need to know.
so my biggest piece of advice is do not pay attention to others. some ppl stress and get all worked up over tests and that will rub off on you if you let it. just relax and do ya thang! :)
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