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PANCE Prep

I am happy to report that I officially got my "C" last week.  PA-C that is, after stumbling through a five hour, life-changing exam.  A few weeks ago I was really feeling fine about it until my neighbor said "Oh you're test is soon?  Pretty cool as it's like the culmination of two years work right?" I left the conversation wide-eyed thinking, yes, two years of work.  Although that isn't so accurate.  Really, it's been like three years of taking prerequisites, re-teaching myself chemistry, saving money, boosting my resume, applying, being rejected, applying again, waiting to start, then 26 months of studying and scraping by, moving twice, working all of the holidays, first days, feeling intimidated, scrubbing in, fitting in, moving on, conferences, studying, studying, studying.  As I walked away and all of this sank in, I started to panic, and panic studying gets me nowhere.  What did I do with the last few months?  Why did I re-watch stranger things…

25 May

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Waiting for Mom

24 May 20

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Sorry, it's either kayaking or cats this year.

23 May

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22 May 20

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20 May 20

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19 May 20

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18 May 20

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Last look before packing begins.

17 May 20

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16 May 20

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15 May

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PA School in the time of COVID

Suffice to say it has been a weird period in PA school. We were pulled from clinical sites in the middle of March and it is possible we won't go back before graduation.  Second year is clinical only so there is little substitute to be had.  We have been doing some workshops and CME and case studies and the like, but it is a pale replacement to actual clinical experience.  Experience that I sorely miss not only because it was something to do, and a great learning experience, but I see the value in being able to practice as a student.  Potentially the next time I take on a patient it will be totally for real and my responsibility which is terrifying.
I am glad to be a second year, as our first year students have had to finish out the semester online and take all of their mid terms and finals online.  UGH.  I am a very bad online learner, so that might have broken me. 
School is doing everything they can to keep us on track and are very focused on getting us to graduation on time.  …

14 May

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PANCE BOOKED!

13 May

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12 May

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One more 50 degree day in May.

10 May

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9 May

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8 May

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Box gift from our neighbors.

7 May

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6 May

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