Robin Johnson, PAS-1
7: 55 My alarm gives me a near Myocardial Infarction.
I snooze to 8:00 and think Why don’t I just set my alarm for 8:00?
I sprint to make coffee!!!! Wait, I forgot to buy coffee filters? What was I thinking?! Oh yeah, I was thinking about heart failure drugs and how I really should have started studying those two years ago. Crap.
8:15 I throw on a dress and find matching shoes. Jewelry? Not today. Not without my coffee.
8:30 Unlocking the car door, I remember that I haven’t brushed my hair yet, good thing I’m early due to skipping coffee. I run inside, wave to the confused dog, and brush my hair. Okay, that’s better!
8:45 I set up my computer and smell all my classmate’s scrumptious cups of coffee. Hmph, I have 15 minutes to go downstairs and grab some.
8:55 Mrs. Johnson comes in with announcements and reminds us that “Patients come first!” Meanwhile, my coffee tastes divine.
9:00 I start three hours of History and Physical. I am determined to take better notes than last week! No more playing with the highlighter feature in One Note. Okay maybe just one ginormous star, but that’s it.
9:15 Hand cramp!
9:50 All the girls sprint to the bathroom. It’s really quite entertaining to see.
10:00 Back to History and Physical after sufficiently stretching out my “thenar and hypothenar.” Don’t worry I didn’t know what it was either until PA school.
10:30 Time to practice on each other down in the OMM lab. I don’t know how many more labs I can pretend to know what I’m doing, I think they’re on to me.
12:00 Lunch time! I run home and warm up some soup. I really should study during my lunch hour… tomorrow definitely!
13:00 Look at me, I’m on time. Physiology means Dr. Hall will play the pancreas song. Never gets old. Is it weird to sing along? I better not. Back to my ferocious typing escapade.
13:13 HAND CRAMP, whoa that was a bad one.
13:50 There is another mad dash to the bathroom. HA, I moved up three spots in the line-up from this morning, I should’ve run track.
14:00 Dr. Hall always asks us if we have any more classes after this, and we always say yes. So she has pity on us and shows us some “Hello Kidney” cartoons. That darn kidney is too cute.
15:00 One hour of genetics stands between me and…. studying all night. Our poor genetics teacher gets us at the end of every Monday and I’m sure we look like this.
16:00 Welppp I better go home and make some Ramen Noodle and study for this week’s two exams!
17:00 I take a bite of my noodles while opening up today’s lecture notes. I should really learn to cook.
17:15 I stumble upon 6 ginormous highlighter stars, man I don’t even remember doing all those. I go to make coffee for this study session, CRAP I still don’t have coffee filters. I study for several more hours before having an epic debate whether to go run or not. I look at my #tbt post from before PA school started and decide I definitely need to go run.
22:00 One more hour of intense studying and then I’m off to bed. Should I change my alarm to 8:00? No, I need that 5 extra minutes to brush my hair.
I fall asleep feeling so grateful that the reason I’m so tired is because I’m working towards the career of my dreams. I feel very blessed to call Campbell PA home and to get to do it all over again tomorrow. Mental note: must buy coffee filters.
Campbell PA Class of 2016