*The people... what’s better than connecting with others with similar goals?
*The knowledge...from anatomy and physiology to pathophysiology to pharmacology - wow, I learned a lot!
*The communication skills...these skills have helped me in “everyday life” too!
*The classes...electives on death and dying, nutrition, human sexuality - might not be interesting to everyone, but I loved them!
*The curve...how could I get a ‘C’ on an exam but then my grade turns into an ‘A’ because everyone else got a ‘C’ also?
*The books...so many & so heavy! With all the technology available now, is this still the case?
*The anxiety...even the thought of giving someone acetaminophen made me nervous.
*The medications...how would I remember all of the generic names, trade names, indications, dosages, interactions, adverse reactions, and special instructions?
*The hours...I was at the hospital by 7 am and my roommates didn't have classes before noon!
*The care plans...need I say more?
*Knowing that in the near future, I would be making a difference!