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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Education is what you make it...

Well, finals are basically over, and it was truly a fantastic semester. I've always worked hard and it's always paid off, but this semester I worked harder and I hope it pays off even more! I'm sure you noticed the title of this post, "education is what you make it" - I wanted to make this my first post with the ending of the semester to address the typical complaint "school sucks."

Growing up, I never really thought of school as a bad thing, it gave me something to do (I always got bored very easily). I always wanted the best grades I could possibly get, and I worked for them. Going into college I thought, "everyone here is going to be hard workers" - they wouldn't have gotten here otherwise, or so I thought. I will never judge someone's past so I could never actually say anything about the pre-college work ethic of students, but what I can say for sure - is that there are quite a few who don't put in the effort now. To me, it's quite frustrating to hear complaints about poor grades, crappy teachers, and crappy education, when people aren't even trying to get good grades, trying to understand the teachers, or trying to learn something! A university/college provides you with an opportunity, an opportunity to better yourself in a field you wish to pursue, in college they give you options to get where you feel you want to go and be. (Not to mention the fact that most people are paying good money to receive this opportunity), how can people let such an opportunity go to waste, and worse yet, how can people not blame themselves for their dissatisfaction? Life is all about opportunities, and one of the first big opportunities we are granted as young adults is the ability to go to college. Stop wasting education, stop wasting precious moments of life, and get out there and make your education what you want it to be!

The end of the semester has finally come, and I feel that my summer will be incredible- working with patients, taking a few courses, and relaxing with my loved ones everywhere in between! I am so glad I'll have the ability to update this more; I'd love for some feedback!

Next Blog Topic: Cheating in Academia


  1. Hello Kathleen. As a fellow Pre-PA student such as yourself..I had an inquiry about PA shadowing. Where did you happen to find any opportunities?

  2. It's great to hear someone go after what they love. I wish you loads of luck. Please come by my blog, Inside PA Training (hopefully for some inspiration!) Paul


  3. I agree with you, but quite honestly if people like us set the curve, the dumb-dumbs will work themselves out that much quicker. I don't even pay any attention to them. Besides, every time a a frat boy drops out, an angel gets its wings...and a parking spot opens up on campus.

  4. Hi there, I just wanted to let you know I've linked you on my own pre-PA blog. If you wish to be removed don't hesitate to let me know. :)

  5. To any PA who is seeking employment opportunities within the United States, the following link should be helpful:
    USA Employment Opportunities for the Physician Assistant

    Provides an amalgamation of RSS feeds for PA employment opportunities for each state within the USA. Should be useful if seeking employment.

  6. Hey Kathleen!!!!! I was planning on starting a Pre-PA society at my school as well. Do you have any suggestions or pointers on how to start one?

    1. Hi guys, my name is Al from Kenya/Africa , wanted to congratulate you on the wonderful stuff here. Need your help as i want to study medicine but i can’t afford it so am running a crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo in hopes to raise tuition money. Here is a link https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/endeavours-of-a-doctor-to-be/x/8652741 . Any kind of support will be greatly appreciated.