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Burn-out and Break

I always knew that Physician Assistant school would be rough, but there are times I feel like a got a bit more than I bargained for. It’s been nearly 9 months since all this madness started and I can’t believe how much they’ve managed to cram (or try to cram) in my brain! Our professors seem to be very aware and have been giving us pep talks all this week. Dr. Handler, our medical director, is amazing and our biggest cheerleader. When we had our white coat ceremony, he gave us a standing ovation. He never has experienced PA school, but is very familiar with its rigors. He encourages us by reminding us it’s harder than med school because we’re learning 65-70% of the same material in half the time. Despite the encouragement, most of us have been approaching the burn out stage and are getting very tired of spending our days sitting in a classroom, prepping for one exam after another. Thankfully, spring break is only one week and one test away, then we’ll be eight short weeks away from starting our clinical year and using all this knowledge we’ve been storing away. There’s only so long that you can read about things before you just need to get out there and start doing it!


  1. Oh my goodness that stack of books! Good job Paige! You can do it!

  2. Haha, I know. And wouldn't you know, I forgot one!

  3. Wow that is a lot . Lucky foe me i never have to study! Do you have any more test to study for?


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