Dear PT Students,
Run toward something, not away from something.
PT school can get old. You’re not making money, you can’t take vacations like your friends, and the work does not end. It is only natural to WANT it to end.
I don’t know any PT student that wanted to stay a student forever. Many are counting down the practicals, the exams, and the days until they finally sign DPT after their name.
But, focusing on PT school ending makes you miss some really great opportunities while you are there. Rather than trying to get away from PT school, start looking toward life as a PT. Don’t try to run away from PT school, think of it as moving toward PT status.
I know it is only a slight difference. Yet, looking forward to starting life as a PT is more likely to get you to volunteer at the school clinic to get more reps, can result in studying MSK for your future patient and not just for a grade, or may make you step outside your comfort zone and try something new.
PT school will end soon enough, how many opportunities will you take advantage of before you close this chapter?
Jenna and The Professional Rebellion