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Journey of a DPT Student

Prepping for a Semester of Review

Published December 26, 2012 12:23 PM by Lauren Rosso

This coming semester will without a doubt have the least aggressive schedule since we started the program. Where we would usually be in clinic twice per week is now a glorious chunk of free time, with no strings attached and no fine print. And did I mention that our average dismissal time is 2 p.m.? We're done even earlier on Fridays, and have no class on Mondays. I'm imagining many long weekends visiting friends, camping, skiing and doing all the things I wished I could have done for the past year and a half. Student life can be so wonderful.

As I finished typing that paragraph, a sad reality came over me. Despite what appears to be an amazingly open schedule, I need to remember that I'm not just a student but that I'm working toward being a professional. A much better use of my time would probably be to review the essential material that has unfortunately exited my mind. Starting in May, the didactic portion of my education is over and I'll be inching closer and closer toward graduation and full licensure. Yikes. 

Perhaps the best approach will be, as always, to find a balance. I think I'll try to identify the most important information to review and map out a schedule to keep myself on track. That schedule will absolutely include weekend getaways. Here's hoping I can stick to my plan and get the most out of the next few months.

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