Sunday, January 13, 2013

Is PA school fun?

Yes! Well it can be, if you make it fun. So far my class has organized some fun events. Here are some of the fun stuff we have done:
- color run
- interprofessional bowling night
- potluck parties
- monthly birthday celebrations
- Clippers game
- conferences
- lunch/dinner/ drinks together
-fundraisers- group dinners, pie throwing contests! 
See PA school is not all studying all the time! At least it should not be. Balance is important, exercise keeps you sane, sleep is a necessity not a once in a while thing. I think it is important to keep in mind that you may learn about a lot of new topics or diseases during your first year but remember that this is not the last time you are going to see the stuff. You will see a lot of it again during clinical rotations (I think, if I don't see them in clinic, I will come back and edit this part). You will see things again and again, don't beat yourself up if you don't get everything the first time! You are going to have to look over things again and again, try and lay down a solid foundation and then add layers of knowledge with each re-visit /review. 

On that note happy studying! But go for a run first you will absorb more when you study after!