Hello Class of 2016!
The Office of Academic Support is delighted to have you here at PNWU!
Please stop by and say hello – we are always here to help.
“Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.” -Theodore T. Hunger
I can’t think of a better way to spend my lunch break than watch a good water balloon toss … followed by a water balloon fight amongst the Med Students! Here’s some pictures from this afternoon. If you click on the thumbnail, it will enlarge the picture. Have a great rest of the afternoon! Thanks to Chris Correa for taking the pictures.
It’s a new school year and we are very excited for the arrival of the 1st year students and the returning 2nd year students.
I hope that you all had a wonderful summer break, please stop in at the Office of Academics and say hello 🙂 Stay tuned for more information … but in the meantime, take advantage of this beautiful weather we are having and hang out in the sun. Good Luck to all of you, it’s going to be a great year!
I’ve included some pictures taken by Derrick Owsley & Jim Blonde over the past few days of orientation .. Enjoy!
“Please, Please, take me home with you .. I love to travel, swim .. oh and long walks on the beach”
Hello Class of 2013: We need a home for Gubernaculum! If you choose to take on this responsibility, you will be required to keep your class updated on all of Guber’s most current activities, health and any new friends she makes along the way. If you would like to look after her, please respond to the post or email Heather Decker and the arrangements will be made. Good Luck to all of you & have a great summer!
As I look at my calendar, two very disturbing ferrets posing among flower pots glare back at me … but aside from the scary little rodents, I can’t help but notice that it is already MAY and there are literally only 17 more days until school is over! 2014 will have officially completed their first year of school, and 2013 will move on to their rotations. Time does not stop for anyone, and I think it’s important to be reminded of just how valuable you are to every person you will help in your profession. So, I decided to ask Dr. DiMeo if he could reflect and give students some advice for after they are finished with their first year of Medical School, this is what he had to say:
“What a difference a day/year makes. The person that walked thru these doors in August is gone and the first metamorphosis into being a physician is under way. The days and weeks were long but the year went fast. Realize that the stress and anguish that you go thru is normal. Nothing that is worthwhile is easy and if it were easy more people would do it. The dedication required to become a physician is one of the reasons our profession is so respected. You should feel proud of what you accomplished even if it all does not make sense yet. Keep the inspirational candle burning and carry the knowledge from your first year forward as it is the foundation for the future training.”
I believe that Dr. DiMeo’s advice is something that we can all glean from. We each experience our own trials and tribulations, but at the end of the day, month, or even year, it’s those same challenges that have resulted in changing YOU into a stronger, more knowledgeable individual who is ready to face the next challenge in life. If ever you are in need of a reminder, just look in the Office of Academic Support window, we’ve got our own Inspirational Candle burning for you!
Do you ever consider the benefits of allowing yourself a full 8 hours of sleep? What about the consequences of depriving your body the sleep it needs to be successful at school, work, and your own social / personal life?
According to The National Institute of Health, studies have shown that adults should allow themselves at least 7–8 hours of sleep each night to be well rested. In 1910, the average person slept 9 hours a night. However, recent surveys show that the average adult now sleeps less than 7 hours a night, and more than one-third of adults report daytime sleepiness so severe that it interferes with work and social functioning at least a few days each month. As many as 70 million Americans may be affected by chronic sleep loss or sleep disorders, at an annual cost of $16 billion in
health care expenses and $50 billion in lost productivity.
Here’s a fun game called “Sheep Dash” that will tell you how alert you are today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sleep/sheep/
Repost your results, let your classmates know if you a “Sluggish Sheep” .. “Bobbing Bobcat”