Hi fellow dental students, I came to dental school with the intent on specializing (like most students), but I have to say I'm already overwhelmed with the work load . I feel tired everyday from being in class 8-5 pm and then going home and studying and repeating the cycle everyday. Don't get me wrong; I want to work hard, but it's just non-stop day in day out. I'm only in my first year so I have a long road ahead of me. I'm really happy and grateful I'm in dental school, but I never imagined it would be this difficult. For those of you intent on specializing how do you maintain the motivation to help you through the rough times?