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  1. I spoke to them and they said that is not allowed. Unofrtunately my program does not allow for any deceleration or taking breaks. I have been dismissed from the program with 100k in debt. Not sure what to do with a bachelors in Psychology. Paying that loan will take me a very long time even with two jobs and I do not have professors to write me a recommendation for nursing or any other degree.
  2. I spoke to my advisor with the faculty present and I have been dismissed from the program. No retakes, no deceleration, no coming back unless I reapply and start all over. I am at $100,000 debt with a bachelors in Psychology and have no job to fall back to. This is the worst phase of my life and I have no where to get out of it.
  3. They do not allow for repeats. Once you fail the EOR three times they usually hold a meeting to decide if they should keep you, which with my grades in rhe past most likely would mean they wont. At this point I am overwhelmed and I do not feel like studying anymore.
  4. Hi everyone. Just wanted to update. So I failed my EOR 3 times and I am on the verge of leaving since they dont have deceleration. The PAEA exams were tougher than in-class exams. I have a bachelors in psychology and 90k in debt now. I have no idea what to do with my life anymore and I think I am having major depression. Thinking back I wish I never chose to do this. I dont have anyone to give me recommendation letters anymore for me to do RN or anything else for that matter. I tried searching online and it seems as if no one was really in this situation. I was a year away from graduating and now I dont want to he in healthcare. Not sure how to about this sitation. I havent told my parents.. its highly dissapointing.
  5. By simple I did not mean an easy job, otherwise I would go back to being an ED tech, but speaking to a lot of RTs, the schooling (classroom and rotations) is definitely more simple compared to PA school. And I know they don't make a lot of money but I'm not even into making a lot. I'm not sure why I'm even thinking like this to be honest. It's not that I don't want to be a PA, I just don't have any motivation or desire to study so much. I feel overwhelmed with all the diseases, treatments, diagnosis and especially pharmacology which just isn't sticking. I also was the only student that did the lowest on majority of the exams so I do feel i'm not cut out for this (unless I had more time to study). This abundance of knowledge and short period to study makes me feel I'm not cut out for it but instead I need to do something less stressful.
  6. This is not how I felt when I began undergrad. I was extremely motivated to study and gain knowledge. I was very focused as well but the stress levels were lower. Thing is, prior to getting into PA school I was an EMT/ED tech and I liked how my life was going at the time. Stress was a lot less, living a healthy lifestyle, having time for friends and family, and exercising daily. I'm not sure if I hit this mental state because of the stress PA school has brought or if it's because of depression that I feel this way because I did not feel like this in the past. I was also never a good test-taker so the poor grades I received during didactic year has also caused me to think I'm not good enough for medicine, specifically where I am treating/diagnosing and that's when I began thinking like this (when I originally posted). I realized I enjoy more hands-on work rather than having to do critical thinking and a lot of stuff I learned does not stick to me (especially pharmacology). I almost feel like I'm in a mid-life crisis, except not in my mid-life. And unfortunately my school does not allow leave, and if you do leave go you have to begin all over again from first trimester. I do feel as if after the first trimester I should have left but I was not sure if I felt that way because of my poor grades. Now that I made it to rotations, I realized I do want to be a PA but I have no desire to study anymore or wake up early for rotations.
  7. Hey guys. I wanted to give an update. Hope you all get a chance to read this. I started rotations two weeks ago so I made it thus far. But, I have the same feelings again. I passed my last trimester with bare minimum. I did not study much due to the weather but now in rotations I'm overwhelmed. I mostly don't have the energy/motivation/desire to study anymore or put in so many rotation hours. I just want to get paid. I realized this past year I do not do well under stress at all, especially when it comes to school (I have never been a school kind of person). I know I put so much money and hours to get into school that I have wasted a lot of time up until this point. I do regret it. I am 29 years old and I wish 9 years ago I chose a different path. A path where I could be making money and living a less stressful life at this age. This stress is taking a toll on me (I stress eat a lot of junk food and I can't stop) and I don't get along with family or friends under so much stress that I lash out on them. It just doesn't feel right. It's a disappointing thought of being in my 2nd week of rotation and everyone knows you've made it this far only to be thinking of doing something simple like respiratory therapy or my MBA. Is this normal during rotations? I'm afraid I wont do well on EORs either. I'm hanging by a thread and thinking if I fail PA school now, I would be devastated but also less stressed but I wish I chose a different path a long time ago instead of wasting all this time and money. I don't know what to do.
  8. You all are amazing! Thank you so much. So, I did end up failing one more exam but I think I am learning how to study for it. It did get me down the first day but I knew I had to pick myself up and move on since I still have two exams left in that course. I have been motivated. I know to put extra time studying. I'm making sure I understand every slide before I move on and I'm finding ways to memorize and understand the material in a short time. Although I'm upset because I made very silly mistakes (I do think my test taking skills and study skills are truly lacking) but I am trying to get better at time management so this way I start studying in advance. I'm glad I posted this. You all have motivated me and since the day I posted this I have only been motivated and studying and I'm taking it one step at a time. For the most part, only less than 4 students having failed 1-3 exams so far. I have smart students in my class and they have found the study methods that work for them to get A's. I'm progressing.. I hope. Thank you all, I will keep you updated!
  9. That's amazing! I'm glad I know now this feeling seems mutual with many. I wish you all the best! We will conquer.
  10. I did know it was hard but I did not know what made it hard. It's not the material, it's more so the time constraint due to classes being 7-8 hours a day and then studying for 5-6 after that and trying to get sleep to be able to function and then having 2-3 exams a week. I am not giving up anytime soon. I have decided to put 110%. I have worked a long 7 years without ever doing a fulltime job because I've only wanted to get into PA school and become a PA and I did use up a lot of time, money, and energy to get here so I will not give up that easy. I do want to be a PA. Thank you so much!
  11. Thank you so much. I've done two exams since and have done really well. I am, however, struggling with Pharmacology and Micro (2nd exam coming up, 1st one did not go so well). Hoping the way I'm studying will work.
  12. That's a good idea. A lot of my classmates either already have their own study groups (Especially the females) or they like to study alone and do group questions 1-2 days before the exam. I guess I can ask around but for the most part, I have studied alone and have done better like that but maybe I can try with a few people who are willing. Thank you
  13. Not too far. Just to a neighboring state. And thank you, I will.
  14. I will definitely try that. I guess my failed exams have traumatized me. I know if I start to pass I probably wouldn't think like this. Hopefully, and eventually, I can find the way that works for me (it's what I really fear, that I won't find that method) but group studying is a start. Thank you very much for the feedback!
  15. Thank you so much. This has motivated me. If I study my hardest and still don't make it, at least I'll be able to say I tried my best and gave my 110% and if my hardest is sufficient I'll make it. Thank you for the wise words!
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