Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine (FCM) (1-4)
Behavioral Aspects of Medicine (10:30-12:30)
Diagnostic Methods II (2-4)
Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine (1-4)
Clinical Competency Examination (variable class times and dates, no credit)
Diagnostic Methods II (8-10)
Behavioral Aspects of Medicine (10-12)
Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine (1-3)
Oh and all of these classes vary times and dates so its almost like these times are completely irrelevant to what we are actually doing at that day and time.
*Eventually I will update the "Courses" section with the details of what these classes entail*
That schedule for the summertime is pretty rough because the weather is so nice out and we are trapped in a classroom all day... and if we aren't then we are studying out life away in the library still missing out on the sunshine. Nonetheless, the thing that gets me through so far is remembering that it's only one summer and next summer I'll be on rotations! (So fast, the time does fly!)
Our heaviest and most challenging class this semester is probably FCM because we need to learn so much of our medical knowledge from this class. It's the ESSENTIAL FUNDAMENTAL building blocks that will get us through didactic term so that we can be competent PA's. As this first week is coming to a close I haven't felt the side effects of this course yet, but I am still studying every night on whatever lectures we learned just to keep up. Upperclassmen gave us this piece of advice: "Don't get behind" and that will be my motto till the end! Even if I don't know why I'm studying so early, eventually it will pay off and we will have some sort of test on this material in the near future.
Just like last term, it takes a while to get myself organized and into the groove of studying for what exams and when. Because PA school is so fast paced, just when you think you got it down and mastered your studying technique...you haven't....you are thrown a curve ball and not only have to repeat the marathon of studying you did last term but then start a whole new term with all different expectations and examinations.