Finals?

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Finals?
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Mon, 12-12-2011 - 2:31pm

Are your kiddos in the midst of finals? Already finished? How do/did they feel about them? Coming home at all over the holidays?

Jason had 3 finals last week, 2 written and a PCM (patient centered medicine) practical where he was required to do basic things such as check ears, heartbeat, take pulse, etc. on a standardized patient. His last (and biggest) final is his anatomy final this coming Friday afternoon.He did well on the tests last week; they were strictly pass/fail although the practical required a 95% to pass. Guess they want future doctors to really know the practical side of things, probably more so than memorizing stuff for the written exams, which makes sense. Friday's final is pass/fail, too, but you can pass with high honors, pass with honors, or just pass so it's kind of like an A/B/C thing. So fara he's passed all those with high honors so, of course, has been spending lots of time in the lab for this last one. He'll volunteer at a clinic in Chicago on Saturday and return home Saturday afternoon. Classes start back up on the 2nd. His fiance has a seasonal management job at Victoria's Secret in the town where she goes to school, about 90 miles away, so she'll be working quite a bit those 2 weeks; I imagine he'll be spending part of break down there.

Hope you all had a good weekend!

Pam

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Mon, 12-12-2011 - 2:54pm

Ds19 is lucky this semester - all of his are projects or papers or one on one's with the prof (German), or a portfolio review with 4 profs, so no big formal exams. His U's finals are the 14th-20th; he will finish Wednesday night due to what was required in the 7 classes he was in. So he's feeling pretty good. His gf wants to be a NP so she's buried. So we might see him on/off for the next week before they're all formally done, and then more once finals are over and his gf goes home for break. I think he'll probably be going to Chicago to visit her over break for a bit like last year.

Sue

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Mon, 12-12-2011 - 3:41pm

This

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Mon, 12-12-2011 - 4:39pm

Today is DS22's last day of classes; his five finals are between tomorrow and Dec. 23rd.

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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Mon, 12-12-2011 - 5:07pm
My son just completed his last final 8 minutes ago and is on his way home tomorrow. Robin
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Mon, 12-12-2011 - 8:21pm

The boys are done on Friday and hopefully be home the next day or Friday afternoon if all goes well. Both of them had a really tough semester and DS22 has finished his last advanced calculus class, he's so happy! The stomach flu went through the dorms this last week and DS20's girlfriend got really ill and had to be taken to the hospital. It was a really bad flu. I have missed them soooo much because they've hardly been home this semester, just too much homework and labs to do to waste time coming home. Looking forward to having them underfoot for three weeks!

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Tue, 12-13-2011 - 9:48am

DD23 is a graduate student. So, taking courses and finals are a thing of the past for her now. Last I talked to her, she will be home on the 22nd. Hopefully, there will be no problems on the VIA (Train) lines. There has been some recent

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Tue, 12-13-2011 - 10:08am
No finals in grad school there? We sure did...
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Tue, 12-13-2011 - 11:31am

Sorry to hear your DS's gf got so sick right before finals.

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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Tue, 12-13-2011 - 4:10pm

Here, you take about 4 courses for a research Master's. It flows into a Phd. Only those who take a dead-end course Master's take more courses. By dead-end, I mean you cannot go onto a Phd after a course Master's. You do not meet the requirements for acceptance into a Phd program here (which is a research Master's).

Course Master's tend to be for people who have worked for awhile, want to get specialized training not offered in undergrad and/or are switching fields before applying for a Research Graduate Degree.

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Tue, 12-13-2011 - 6:47pm
Just got a phone call and we are waiting to see if we are heading down tonight. He was taken by ambulance because he colapsed, he has it too but his problem is that he is hypoglycemic. I talked to him an hour before he colapsed and his brother was watching him like a hawk and he told me he was pretty sick. His brothers words were that he looked pretty green.

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