Originally Posted by Class Clown
I understand that you're trying to be helpful but it's almost laughable how you cast judgements about other schools without having the slightest bit of knowledge as to this specific situation or how that program operates as an entirety. As you can surmise I'm a first year student at Pacific and I know the student that started this thread and she seems to have left a few things out so here are the facts.
1. This year, two students were asked to leave school and reapply, one of which (not this student) failed to show up to a vast majority of mandatory classes and clinic practice sessions.
2. Both students had multiple failing grades in both didactic and lab (hand skills) classes....not just a failing a few practicals here or there.
3. Both students were given remedial instruction which provided them instructors and extra mandatory lab time as well as tutoring for 2 terms.
4. The school loses money and it looks poorly on them to have students not complete the program....that's 2 spots that are not in our class (over 400K), so why would they so "frivolously" send students packing.
I'm not saying that Pacific is perfect or that I haven't had a few clashes with row-instructors or professors but that type of stuff happens everywhere. What I can say is that at Pacific, I've been given every opportunity to not only succeed but to excel and that every time I've fallen short it has been me and not the faculty that was to blame. Does it suck that this student is no longer with us? Yes. But ask any patient on the clinic floor if they would want someone who has failed multiple classes (especially operative or fixed) to work on them and see what their reaction would be. This program is fast paced and not for everyone but by all means is manageable. I do like this student a lot and I wish her the best in the future but at the end of the day we have to own our situations.
Thank you for clarifying but even you dont know my situation. The reason I put up this post in the first place is to ask for ways i can develop handskills. however it turned into a judgmental dilemma. That was not my intention. Never did I mention pacific in my post. If it came out as a harsh rant then so be it. I will always love this school. It was the best thing that could happen to me. Thanks for the wishes. I hope to see you guys around.