Our third year of PT school has begun. As the first-years start their orientation today, I was forced to reflect over the past two years and all that has happened since entering a new phase of life in grad school. Those first-year classes seem so long ago and yet, these two years really have moved quite quickly. I am very grateful for the growth that has come along with these past two years both personally and professionally. I’m also very excited for the incoming class to start their own grad school journey.
We have been back in classes for less than a week after another fully appreciated break away. I got to travel home for Christmas to spend time back with my family and friends back in Seattle, and to rest before coming back to the busy schedule that has picked right back up upon our return. We have our final exam and practical this week for electro and will be switching over to wound care next week. We have also continued at a dead sprint in our other classes with upcoming tests, quizzes, practicals and papers. Oh, the life of a student.
Although classes have picked up right where we left off, the school feels very different than when we left it. The graduated class has officially moved on, the now second-year students are spread out for their first clinical rotation, and we third-years await the addition of not only the new PT class but also, the first PA class. Our little section of campus is about ready for a large change from empty hallways to full parking lots and ongoing noise.
Hope you all were able to rest and enjoy the holidays as well!