Am I the only one feeling this way?


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Oct 29, 2008
  1. Pre-Medical
Lately, I've been feeling so stressed out from school. Taking 20 credits was definitely not a good idea, especially with such heavy classes (orgo, molec/cell bio, calc, middle eastern studies, writing course)

I know it's my fault, and next time I won't pick all hard classes.

But at this point, I'm so over this semester, and I feel like giving up. I'm not going to, but I just don't have the motivation from freshman year anymore (soph this year). And it sucks, because medical school is still my goal. I'm not failing or anything, but I just don't feel like doing work anymore. :sleep:

Is it just me, or are you guys going through this end-of-the-semester slump/have already gone through this?


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I think the vast majority of us go through this regularly. Life is a roller coaster in so many things. The important thing is to realize that you have made it this far and that you can finish. You are so close! Do not give up now. Once finals are over, you are going to feel so incredibly happy with your performance and I think you will be happy that you did it. Again, you are SO close. Finish up! You can do it. :)
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Jun 14, 2008
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def don't worry, that's really common. I was taking a large load my freshmen year but only did the min amount of credits by second semester of sophmore year (was doing more EC's) but def was buzzed out from school. But IMO once you hit junior year you'll get the inspirational spike to start working again (with applications and MCATs just around the corner).

At least that's basically what my college years were like

cyclin M

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Nov 24, 2008
  1. Pre-Medical
Yeah I'm a junior and I'm still awake here slaving away at a project.

The only thing fueling me right now is diet coke and the song "You're the Best" by Joe Esposito from the soundtrack to the popular movie Karate Kid.
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Jul 25, 2008
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i feel the same way rite now. got mad tests and just back from thanksgiving break where i didn't do anything.. wasn't long enough and my motivation is hovering around maybe 5% of the 100% i started out with at the beg of the semester. it sucks too bc im pulling As in everything and its idiotic of me to slow down .. but im drained idk what else to do lol and then i gota study for this damn mcat in december/january ... it almost makes me think .. is it worth it? i think so, but still


May 31, 2008
  1. Resident [Any Field]
Ya I feel your pain, but this is nothing compared to what you are gonna encounter in the med school, residency, and beyond.

Just remember: "What lies before you and what lies behind you are tiny matters compared to what lies within you."

Examine why are you studying. I am guessing you are a pre-med as you are on SDN. Reevaluate what is important to you and strive for it. I am certain that this will give you new vigor. :xf:

As a researcher, I often get stuck, and I always try to keep my eye on the final has certainly helped me to stay motivated through this process.
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