in case you didn't know, i'm currently working on my master's in physician assistant studies to hopefully become a physician assistant in a couple years. let me tell you, school is TOUGH. i feel like i'm studying 24/7 minus the sleeping and eating part of it. oh, and the blogging part, of course. anyway, here is just a little more about what PA school is like...
you know you're in PA school:
+when you get mad at yourself for sleeping in until 7:30am.
+when eating and sleeping feel like a waste of precious study time.
+when everything becomes a learning issue.
(our curriculum includes a class called problem based learning, where we are presented a case and have to work through it on our own. anything we don't know becomes a learning issue that we have to go back and research)
+when weekends are no longer relevant and/or existent.
+when you learn about anal winks.
+when the term "bear down" becomes totally medically relevant.
+when you spend more time on campus than you do in your own apartment.
+when it hurts to even think.
+when it's completely ok to make coffee at 10pm.
+when palpating your classmate is completely normal.
+when medical terminology becomes your only terminology.
+when looking at dissected cadavers is a normal occurrence.
+when Facebook is your only outlet to "the outside."
+when knowledge extractions in PBL are your idea of fun.
+when the only time you use your phone is to calculate drug doses on epocrates.
+when the question "what is your rationale for that?" becomes the worst question on the earth.
so yea, that's a little about PA school, AKA my life right now. now back to drinking coffee and studying learning issues!