Sunday, June 7, 2009

Schools Not Out For Summer

Orientation is over in all it's amazing glory.  Two days of 8 hours of presentations...fun fun.


This is what I learned.

1.  We can have a keg on campus but don't get drunk.
2.  Don't cheat.  No one wants a doctor who cheated their way through school.
3.  Wear old clothes to anatomy lab.  Dissecting bodies is grusome business.
4.  Expect to get stressed/anxious/depressed.  Apparently PA students use the counselor the most.
5.  Studying is generally a good idea.
6.  My commute is going to be around 40 min. each way.  It is going to get real old real quick.
7.  I need to read actively not passively whatever that means.
8.  Everyone needs some down time. 
9.  Everyone who works at Midwestern seems to love their job.  Even the librarian and the security guard.
10. This next year will be one of the most exciting and crazy years of my life.

I am very excited for school to start tomorrow.  Let the good times roll.

3 comments:

Crazy Rower #2 said...

I know it is quite a sacrifice on my part... but in order to help in your success in PA school, I will make sure that you get your needed down time - even going so far as to kidnap you during weekends for some cool water hikes :).

Gary Robbins said...

As tough as this will all be for you...oh what a journey, and with so many incredible opportunities awaiting you on the other side! Best of luck with staying focused, never an easy thing for us dreamers!
GR

DEANNA STOPPLER said...

Reading passively is what I do at work; reading actively is what I do looking at your blog! It's selfish, I know, but I really hope your new journey doesn't take you away from blogger land. You always make me laugh and keep my spirits up.

Commutes suck but be creative. I listened to a ton of books on CD when I started commuting. Today I saved a snapping turtle and spilled my coffee on the floor. Yesterday I drove through the mountains to drive through a rainstorm, just cause it's fun.

Best of luck with it all sista!