Hi there, I find this forum to be more focused on getting into grad school, and career options afterwards, but not very much about the in-between: the 5-7 years as a clinical psych grad student. I was wondering if the people who are currently in programs, or completed their education, or know people who did, can speak up here. I am wondering how stressful people find the process of student life. Looking at most schools requirements, I imagine the concept of taking a full courseload, doing your practicum, and doing as much research as a non-clinical grad student during your first couple years to be extremely difficult? Is this true? How much free time do clinical psych students have just to live their lives? Do they have good well-being and are happy? Also, because this is a concern of mine, I was wondering is its possible to defer a school's acceptance offer for a year if you're coming in straight of undergrad?