This may sound silly to some of you but I’m going through my second month of PA school and although academically I’m doing ok (although it’s a struggle) I’m having a hard time clicking with classmates. I attend a small program that has 41ppl. We have a few quiet people who are like ghosts and disappear the moment they get the chance and everyone else is either in their own clique or the f***ng life of the party.... 24/7! I’m 30, tired, and just trying to stay sane, alive, and PASS this brutally damned year. Because I don’t go drinking with them every weekend, I’m like an outsider.
To make matters worse, the adcoms made the wonderful decision of accepting an odd number of people. To make the story short: every SINGLE time we do partner stuff, so every week, I’m left standing alone as lucky #41...
Anyone else experience this? I am social and talk to a lot of people and have interacted in lab and in clinical. But at the end of the day, I don’t feel like I’ve made friends and this partner thing is driving me crazy! I worked so hard to get here and am paying so much, I feel like I shouldn’t have to worry about this for the rest of the year.
Should I just bite the bullet and accept this will be the rest of the year? Is it really important to make connections given im guaranteed a job when I get out? I’m baffled how quickly people have become so close in a month... especially when some of those people have already claimed they’re going back to their state home towns once this is over... and have even rotations lined up for out of state... WTF?!
Hello, I want to make this short and sweet. My wife will be starting a PA program this fall. I know she is more than capable. She is very knowledgeable and she will make an excellent PA. However, I want to try to support her and give her some encouragement. That said, I want to write a short book with advice from current PAs/Students/Dr. My hope is she will be able to refer to this for tips and support whenever she is struggling. I would greatly appreciate it if you all could give me your best advice for new students/PAs. The advice can be about anything. Examples: how to study, manage stress, enjoy yourself, be a good PA/medical student/Dr., what to focus on, student loan debt, balance daily life with school, etc. Like I said any tips would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to PM me with your name if you would like proper credit and would like to see the finished version of this. I truly appreciate you taking the time to read this. Thank you!