Lv 152 points

Caitlin

Favourite answers0%
Answers9
  • Should I apply or wait a year?

    Hi guys! I'm going to be a senior in college this fall and I'm constantly torn about whether I should have a better back up plan in case I don't get into physician assistant school. I know the admissions is pretty selective, so I'm taking a gap year in order to really focus on myself and making sure that I'm ready, as well as boosting my resume as much as I can. I'm not sure if I should take 2 gap years in order to gain more experience and make up for a lower GPA.

    I plan to graduate school with a 3.4 science GPA and a 3.6 overall gpa, however I also have gotten 3 C's in science classes, all of which I have retaken and gotten better grades in. I know PA schools don't like C's which is why I retook the classes, but I'm just truly not sure if that will help my application since I know 3 C's is a lot. I was wondering if you guys think it's impossible for me to get in bc I've done so poorly in the past? I know grades are truly the most important aspect of the application as they want to know that you can do well in the PANCE, but I've also taken the extra step to become a paramedic, which not only helped my Science GPA but also gave me more medical experience.

  • Should I test or wait?

    I'm supposed to take my paramedic certification exam in just over a month however I don't feel confident in my skills. I'm just finishing up my clinical time and I can tell that some of the medics think that I could use more time. My instructors potentially will be upset if I put off taking the exam just because they want us to succeed and our class is small, so they want as many people to test as possible. My main concern isn't failing the test (although obviously I want to pass on the first try). My main concern is that I'm not going to be confident with my skills and that I'm going to hurt someone. Part of me is debating staying on to do more clinical until the people I'm with think I'm ready to work alone. Thoughts?

    Standards & Testing10 months ago
  • Feeling nervous about my Paramedic Exam?

    Hi! I'm currently a paramedic student and I'm testing in about 2 months for my certification. I'm feeling extremely nervous because I feel like I don't have enough book knowledge and I feel like my skills aren't where they need to be. I'm trying to find good testing resources but I'm not sure what the best way to study is. I'm not particularly strong in any one area, so I'm really looking for a comprehensive study plan. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Standards & Testing10 months ago
  • Should I go to the health center or is it just a cold (virus)?

    Hi guys! I ve been sick for about a 5 days now, which is pretty normal except the cold has settled right in my throat. I was unable to talk for 3 days and now I m able to talk again but I sound sick and feel like I have something stuck in my throat. The symptoms have generally not subsided and I ve been taking cold medicine, drinking tea, taking throat losanges. I'm not sure whether I should go to the health center at my school because the symptoms haven't subsided and it doesn't seem to be moving anywhere and I still can't talk well.

    7 AnswersOther - Health11 months ago
  • Does anyone else ever feel like this? How do you make it better?

    Sometimes I feel like nothing that I do is as important as everyone else. Like I'll come home and see my roommates doing work and it just feels like they have this motivation to do their work that I don't have. Almost like they care about it so much that I feel like it's suffocating and there is no room for me to care about my things. So I normally just end up not doing work because I don't feel like I can't do it.

    2 AnswersPsychology1 year ago
  • Should I just go home or stick it out for the week?

    Hi guys! I have been at my college (about 5 hours from home) all summer (about 4 months) and I only took one trip home which was about two days long. I have a week left of summer, which is this coming week so I was thinking of going home. The problem is that I'm supposed to do a few days of clinical and it's really been freaking me out. I haven't done clinical all summer and I feel very unprepared, which is obviously problematic. I have been quite homestick lately, but I am behind on clinical so getting that done is also a priority.

    Overall, I just really want to spend some time relaxing at home with family, but I'm not sure I will feel relaxed if I don't do the clinical. However I also don't want to go in unprepared, so having the week off might be helpful to study a little and come back refreshed. Also after this week I will not be able to go home again until Thanksgiving most likely, which is also weighing on me.

    6 AnswersHealth Care1 year ago
  • Very nervous about doing paramedic clinical?

    Hi guys, I'm currently taking classes to become a paramedic and obviously I have to do clinical in order to gain the hands on skills. I'm really nervous about doing clinical because I've done a few clinical shifts already and I've been having a lot of trouble doing IV's in the hospital. I'm not freaked out by other people's blood or anything like that, I'm just having trouble finding the vein and I often am not good at remembering all the steps when I'm nervous and learning something new. My instructors aren't the most compassionate people, so I don't want to tell them I'm nervous but I could really use some advice.

    6 AnswersHealth Care1 year ago
  • Should I be thinking about other career paths?

    Hi guys! I'm going to be a senior in college this fall and I'm constantly torn about whether I should have a better back up plan in case I don't get into physician assistant school. I know the admissions is HIGHLY selective, so I'm taking a gap year or two in order to really focus on myself and making sure that I'm ready, as well as boosting my resume as much as I can.

    I plan to graduate school with a 3.4 science GPA and a 3.5 or 3.6 overall gpa, however I also have gotten 3 C's in science classes, all of which I have retaken and gotten better grades in. I know PA schools don't like C's which is why I retook the classes, but I'm just truly not sure if that will help my application since I know 3 C's is a lot. I was wondering if you guys think it's impossible for me to get in bc I've done so poorly in the past? I know grades are truly the most important aspect of the application as they want to know that you can do well in the PANCE, but I've also taken the extra step to become a paramedic, which not only helped my Science GPA but also gave me more medical experience.

  • Should I be thinking about other career paths?

    Hi guys! I'm going to be a senior in college this fall and I'm constantly torn about whether I should have a better back up plan in case I don't get into physician assistant school. I know the admissions is HIGHLY selective, so I'm taking a gap year or two in order to really focus on myself and making sure that I'm ready, as well as boosting my resume as much as I can.

    I plan to graduate school with a 3.4 science GPA and a 3.5 or 3.6 overall gpa, however I also have gotten 3 C's in science classes, all of which I have retaken and gotten better grades in. I know PA schools don't like C's which is why I retook the classes, but I'm just truly not sure if that will help my application since I know 3 C's is a lot. I was wondering if you guys think it's impossible for me to get in bc I've done so poorly in the past? I know grades are truly the most important aspect of the application as they want to know that you can do well in the PANCE, but I've also taken the extra step to become a paramedic, which not only helped my Science GPA but also gave me more medical experience.

  • What to do when feeling fatigued?

    Hi guys. Lately I've been feeling fatigued because I'm just trying to juggle multiple jobs and taking class. I don't really know what to do but I'm just so tired that I don't really even feel like anything. I just feel like I have to keep moving to the next thing. Any suggestions?

    3 AnswersMental Health1 year ago
  • How should I overcome these feelings so that I can do well?

    I recently retook a class at college that I got a C in when I initially took it. I'm not sure what I got this time because I'm scared to look at the new grade, although I do feel like I learned a lot more and did better this time. I tried my best and felt like I worked hard, but I still feel terrible. I feel like I still didn't get a good grade, and I feel like I let everyone down. I started a new class yesterday and I'm trying to focus on that and the other things I'm doing but I can't seem to get over the other class. I'm finding it hard to focus and I just want to be able to let go of those feelings and move on. Any tips?

    2 AnswersMental Health1 year ago
  • How do you let bad grades go?

    I'm going to be a senior in college in the fall and lately I've been having trouble figuring out how to move on from some bad grades. I had a rough sophomore year where I got C's in two of my major classes and I got B-'s is 2 other classes that were related to my major but not major specific classes. I found this to be quite discouraging and so I spent the summer back at home working and not thinking of school mostly. I hoped that this would help but it didn't.

    I came back this past year and did okay in all my classes. I received A's and B's and retook one of the classes I got a C in and brought that grade to where it needs to be. It's currently summer term and I'm retaking the other class that I got a C in, while taking some additional classes to help boost my Science GPA and overall GPA.

    I think the issue I'm having is I can't seem to let go of the bad grades I got. I just kind of walk around feeling like no matter what classes I take I'm always going to be a step behind and I'm not smart enough to do well like everyone else. I don't know what to do but I can't seem to let go of these awful grades no matter how well I do.

    Any tips?

  • What does it feel like to be burnt out from school? Is that just a mind set?

    Hello all!

    I'm asking this question because I've been having a hard time focusing this week on school work. I attend class at two different colleges for two different degrees (however I'm part time at one school) and I finished one set of finals a few weeks ago and I have the other set this week. Despite finishing my finals at one school I didn't really get a break because I still had class at the other school and work.

    This week I've been trying to study for my last finals but I've been having a tough time focusing. On top of this I've found it difficult to eat healthy and workout, two things that I'm moderately good at during the school year. I've also been feeling kind of disoriented like nothing is important and things will just get done.

    I was wondering if this is what it feels like to be burnt out from school or am I just having a hard time disciplining myself? Anyone else ever have this issue?

  • Is it bad to feel like this in a relationship?

    Hi all! I've been dating someone for over a year and they are away right now visiting family and are also planning another trip at the end of the month to visit family again for 10 days. I've been feeling a bit nervous about the trip at the end of the month because when we aren't together I feel pretty lonely and I find myself being more sluggish and getting less done. I almost feel less motivated to do things when they aren't there. I guess this is kind of concerning to me because I am a pretty independent person in general and before I was dating this person I enjoyed other people's company but I preferred to have time alone to do what I wanted.

    I just don't know how to make these feelings stop because I'm obviously excited that they are going to visit family, but I hate feeling lonely and like life is a little duller without them around.

    Any thoughts welcome!

    2 AnswersSingles & Dating1 year ago
  • Is it normal to feel like this in a relationship?

    Hi all! I've been dating someone for over a year and everything is going great but I'm just a little worried because I used to feel like I was a very independent person and I feel like that has changed in some ways over the past year. I was never really bothered by doing things by myself and I used to enjoy being alone and having time to myself. I always had a good group of friends, but I never felt worried about being alone and I never really felt like I was missing out if I didn't go to all my friends social gatherings. However, over the past year I feel like when the person I'm dating isn't around I do start to get lonely. I also find it hard to focus sometimes when they aren't home and I'm at home doing work. I think it's just kind of an adjustment because I've never felt like this before so I'm not really sure if it's something I need to be concerned about.

    4 AnswersSingles & Dating1 year ago
  • Is it wrong to ask for clarification from an admissions advisor about why I was not accepted?

    Hi all! I have a weird question about an admissions process, and all answers are welcome. Last year around this time I got waitlisted for a program that I wanted to apply into for my undergrad. The way the program works is that you apply into it your sophomore year of undergrad and then if you don't get in then you just pick a different major. Anyway, I decided not to wait on the waitlist and just went ahead and picked another major. I met with the head of the program once (he was not the one who interviewed me but he runs the program) and I tried to ask him why I didn't get into the program in a round about way and he did not give me a clear answer. This is something that has been bothering me for much of the year, as I am not sure if the reason was my grades, extracurriculars, or my interview. I feel like having a concrete reason might help me move on from it but I'm not sure.

    I was wondering if it would be a good idea to email the same guy I met with or meet with him in person again and just explain this to him in order to kind of get closer on the situation. Additionally, I'm going to be applying to grad school in a similar field so I feel like having that feed back about what I can do to improve would be useful.

  • is it wrong to ask for your birthday off?

    Hi! I just started working at a new job and my boss assigned me to work a "shadowing shift" the night before and going into my 21st birthday. So I'd work from 11-7 overnight going into my birthday. I don't want to be rude and seem frivolous because I honestly didn't have plans to go out drinking or get trashed, but I also feel as though having a break on your birthday is mentally healthy. I was just looking for some advice because I realize I can celebrate my birthday at any time and it is important to show up for work and build a good reputation and be responsible, however I also don't want to look back on my 21st birthday and said that all I did was work. Additionally, after I do that overnight I have to work for 3 more hours the evening of my birthday at the same job. Thanks in advance!

    9 AnswersOther - Holidays2 years ago
  • Is it common courtesy to drive a roommate to the store when they have their own car on campus?

    Hi everyone! Recently I've discovered that one of my roommates had mentioned something to a mutual friend that has gotten back to me and I wanted advice on how to handle things. So I live in a house with 3 other people, one of whom I share a room with and the other two girls each have their own rooms. So the girl I share a room with didn't have a car on campus (we are college students) last semester so I would always offer to take her to the grocery store because she really didn't have another way to get groceries. One of my other housemates apparently said that it is common courtesy for us to invite her with us, despite the fact that she had her own car and wasn't free at the time that my direct roommate and I would always go to the store. She claims that we never spend time with her, despite always inviting her to Costco because she doesn't have a Costco card and would otherwise have no way of getting to Costco, and we also always watch movies with her and hang out with her. We obviously don't want her to feel left out, but honestly my roommate and I barely see each other and we are just closer. She also said that she is offended because my direct roommate and I meal prep together and never invite her to join us but she has also never asked us to meal prep with us or said that this bothers her. She also started meal prepping for herself at the beginning of the year and didn't seem to want to do that as a whole apartment.

    I just wanted advice on how to handle this.

    4 AnswersFriends2 years ago
  • Will I get fired for this? Will I get on my boss's bad side?

    Hi guys. I currently work at an ambulance transportation company and I want to call out tomorrow to go to the beach but I'm not sure if I will get fired. I've been working there for about 6 weeks now and I've called out 2 times already, both of which were for legitimate reasons (i.e illness and car trouble). I also need to call out this coming Saturday because I won't be in town. From what I hear the company is low on workers and I also heard that last time a crew dropped someone they were only suspended for 1 day instead of 3 days because they couldn't afford to suspend them for the full 3 days. I also only have to work there for 2 more weeks before I return to school and don't have to work there anymore. However, I don't want to annoy my boss and I feel a little guilty calling out but this company treats their patients like crap and in the short time I've worked there I can honestly say I would never want to be their patient.

    The other thing is that when I do show up to work I always do a good job and people seem to like me.

    12 AnswersLaw & Ethics2 years ago