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Senior blues and relax tendency

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Amy B, Mar 6, 2002.

  1. Amy B

    Amy B I miss my son so much
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    Is anyone else having problems studying this semester? I graduate in 2 and 1/2 months, and I can't seem to get that out of my head. I feel like just kicking back and putting myself in cruise mode. I can't seem to study and even going to class is becoming a problem.
    Anyone else feeling the senior relax mode is invading down upon them?
     
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  3. FrankMD

    FrankMD Ophthalmologist Wanna Be

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    I'm right there with you Amy Beth.
    I've been playing more video games than I've played in my last 3 and half years here, and I seem to prefer sleep over studying now.

    You know what? I think you deserve taking a break your last semester. You've been working hard to get to where you are today so relax and enjoy your last semester as an undergrad! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  4. jmejia1

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    I hear you Amy. My grades even slipped this past quarter (nothing too drastic) and I withdrew from a class this quarter. Sadly, I was asked to give a grade update at my last interview and as well to explain any withdraws! I hope my slip doen't kill my chances there.

    It's just really hard to focus and concentrate, especially since I already have an acceptance. I think many students go through this "senoiritis" phase. There was a similiar thread a couple months ago on this same subject. Quite a few came forward admiitting to thier slacker-phase.
     
  5. brandonite

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    Hehe. I'm in sooo much trouble right now! So many midterms over the next week or two, and I can't seem to bring myself to study for any of them...

    <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
     
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    the strange thing for me was that my last semester at school was my best gpa-wise. in high school i got all A's and in college almost all A's
     
  7. missMD

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    Senioritis is one but interviewing is another. Some schools schedule you in the same week as others, give you little notice, and frown upon rescheduling. Then back in college some professors are not very understanding when you have to miss class or reschedule exams because of this. :mad:
     
  8. paisley1

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    It is SUCH a relief to hear that others are in the same boat! I have been such a slacker ever since this semester started. I'm WAY behind on the reading for one of my classes and although I know I should be getting some of it done, I'd much rather watch TV, sleep, read TIME, and basically do anything but study.

    To make matters worse, people around me keep saying, "Oh, you don't have to worry anymore--you've been accepted! Relax! Have fun!" For once, I wish someone would say, "Get off your lazy butt and get that reading down NOW or else!"

    By the way, I BLEED Blue and GOLD, do you go to Cal?
     
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    I graduate in 101 days (not that I'm counting or anything :p ) and I've had senioritis in the worst degree for the past 3 months. I have an organic chemistry midterm Friday that I've yet to study for and a couple of term papers that I haven't begun to write yet (quarter ends in 7 school days). I am looking for medication for this disease -- you guys have any good Rx's for me? Many thanks!! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
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    I'm working as hard as I ever did, and doing pretty good. I'm not slacking at all. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    OK, if I could just convince myself of that. I just can't find the motivation to study, not hard at least. I guess that's just part of the game. :D
     
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    I think i;'m in the same boat, but the problem I'm having is that I'm a junior!! AFter taking the mcat in august, I'm literally doing nothing. I just sit around, its pathetic
     
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    We have all got senioritis. And I also hear that infamous "what are you worried about now?" But it's like a pit bull, when you have been doing it for so long, it's hard to let go of it. I try to relax, so I don't study and blow everything off. Then the night before, I panic and study like an idiot. Luckily its been working... :rolleyes:
     
  13. El Jefe

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    Well it's worse when you have bad senioritis and still haven't been accepted anywhere yet. Can't fall back on the mentality that grades just don't matter so much anymore. If I don't get in this year, I'll still need all the A's I can get and they are trying really hard not to come to me now.
     
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    Hopefully all of you will get to experience this wonderful slacker time once again. Yes, the final 4-5 months of 4th year in med school are the same way. Once interviews are over and match lists are in in February, most seniors take it easy. I scheduled my hard rotations early in 4th year and my easy stuff these last few months. Good luck to you all.
     
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    SAME PROBLEM here. dogh. anyways, i have resolved that starting tomorrow, no more slacking....

    it's not the fun i'm having that is bad. it's the lounging around... i don't end up studying but i don't end up doing anything really fun most of the time either. i'm going back to pre-acceptance mode :D , study hard, play hard.
     
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    yeah, I thought i would really 'get into' my classes this year...take some interesting stuff and try to do some honest to goodness learnin for learnin's sake....
    well that didn't really materialize...senioritis took over big time! don't get me wrong, i'm enjoying my classes and not completely blowing them off...then again if i weren't slacking i would probably be studying or getting to sleep right about now.
    what the hey, we do deserve a lil break, don't we?
    :cool:
     
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    I've got senioritis so bad. It's 2:20 AM, and tomorrow I've got a Spanish test and a paper due, and I haven't started studying or writing yet.
     

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