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  1. That would be appropriate if some of my classmates didn’t have people who they LIVED WITH who ended up on a ventilators. But thank you.
  2. So, I have about 1/3 left of my didactic year. First two semesters I did very well, all A’s, top of my class. I’m so incredibly depressed, I lost so much sleep trying to get those grades and feel like I won’t do well my last semester. My program has a terrible format and it feels like they intentionally try and f*ck us over. We are on break and it makes me miss normal life. I’m to the point of having nightmares about school and old faculty members. I don’t think medication would help me and I’m really against that as an option for me. I also really just want to find a nice guy, snuggle and sleep the day away. I’m not sure if I’m depressed or lonely or need to take time off. Thoughts?
  3. My program says grades don’t matter but I was curious as to whether or not some programs utilize past grades as a way of placing students at rotations. I have a hard time believing it’s completely random..
  4. Update: my program finally budged and took people off rotations. Took them long enough, I KNEW NYC (our neighbors) would be the ones hit the hardest. ARC is a mess. They essentially retracted their old message after the backlash and lack of guidance. My program is a literal joke. They still were planning 15 people or less for exams for a while and still had us come in after the pandemic was announced. When news finally broke and we all left to go home (as expected) a med student in our building tested positive. My program clearly doesn’t give a f*** about my health and that’s clear but DO NOT endanger my family, that’s where I draw the line. My parents are disgusted with the programs decisions and how long it took and it’s evident they made the decision because they were essentially forced by the univ/state regulations. Sad they didn’t have more common sense than this to suspend it before sh** really hit the fan. I’m glad I’m young and learned fast about the rules of the game because I keep up with the news. Programs don’t care about you they care about their numbers. Hospitals will essentially throw you into a fire without the necessary equiptment. At least now I know I’M the one who has to prepare for this kind of stuff.
  5. I would seriously consider looking into programs that don’t have mandatory attendance (unless you learn well that way). So much time is wasted in my program and we have an awful professor that teaches many of the 1st yr courses.. we have to fact check her constantly and comp exams can be covering anywhere from 500-1200 slides. I understand we need to know a lot but some teachers just can’t teach. I learn best at home and I made a mistake going to a school which requires attendence. They also make us meet with our advisor x4/semester and watch random movies and “reflect on them” during class time sometimes. My program finds honestly any way to waste your time so I would look into a program that respects your time. All I do is study but that’s because the program finds ways to waste hours and hours during the week. And this isn’t some program no one has heard of. It’s definitely a top program on the east coast. Good luck!
  6. Wondering if anyone could provide guidance bc I honestly think my program is breaking major rules here. So our university has announced full suspension of classes and moving everything to online format until April. My department however has this strange rule of allowing meetings of 15 people or less to congregate amid the virus. My program has decided we will study online and take exams in person (they dont want cheating). Mind you there are two positive cases within a 5 mile radius of my town and we are pretty much right next to NYC. There’s positive cases and a death from COVID right nearby which explains why our university shut everything down. MY PA program however wants to force students to come in for exams in small groups and stagger them so it meets this 15 person criteria. Now that lec is online everyone is traveling back to Boston, NYC, etc etc and coming back for exams (possibly increasing the chance of exposure). They are not offering completely online learning in order to protect us. Second year students say rotations are a free for all. As of right now they are working with sick pts and not being provided masks bc they are not technically employees. Another HUGE issue I have is that the school issued a statement telling everyone including grad students to leave campus. Our program immediately contacted those that live on campus after that email and basically told some people “its in your best interest to STAY on campus bc you have exams” and basically offered no alternative. To make this even work they had to sign a paper with housing saying they were okay with staying. So basically our program manipulated people into staying, offered no alternative, and encouraged people to stay on campus regardless of what the entire university told them. Faculty has told some first years that we should essentially get used to this bc we will be providers soon. Key word here is soon. I’m not a provider right now nor am I being paid, I’m paying them. Why encourage exposure and disregard community health right now? Thoughts?
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