Inevitably, stress becomes an intrinsic element in all of life's major decisions: the decision to attend grad school is no exception. It seems as though for an instant you excitedly anticipate your acceptance into the graduate program of your choice, you receive your acceptance letter, and then it happens: YOU'RE STRESSED!
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The work you do in graduate school is about as focused and intense as any you are likely to engage in throughout your life. Indeed, the very nature of graduate study is such that you must delve into the deepest recesses of your chosen area of specialty in order to ensure your complete grasp and eventual expertise. As a result, many graduate students occasionally loose sight of the larger world, and interests they once had fall by the wayside as they are forced to spend ever larger chunks of time dealing with the work for their studies.
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Information compiled by the GradSchools.com team - last updated October 2010
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Self-Care is an important part of your plan for succeeding in graduate school. Graduate school is stressful – there’s no getting around that fact. The classes and homework alone can add up to sixty or seventy hour weeks. Throw a job, internship, or kids into the mix and you’ve got the potential for a pressure cooker situation. That’s where self-care comes in. What is Self-Care?
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Information compiled by the GradSchools.com team - last updated October 2010 Feeling irritable? Performance in school slipping? Ready to just give up? Take a deep breath. You're stressed.
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Medical Students Should Make Stress Management a Priority Medical school is no walk in the park. If it was, more people would hold jobs as physicians. However, just because graduate programs focused on preparing tomorrow's doctors can be challenging, doesn't mean students need to feel overburdened by stress. A recent Saint Louis University study revealed how specific strategies can keep medical students healthy as they study how to improve their future patients' well-being. Mental health matters
You've made it to graduate school. You're ready for any challenge. And then you get one professor who just hits you with assignment after assignment, drowning you in a sea or articles and research. It's not that you aren't capable of doing the work, it's that you have so much else going on that you cringe at the very thought of all the work.
Information compiled by the GradSchools.com team - last updated October 2010 Most graduate students do not have the luxury of being able to focus all their energy and time solely on their studies. They have jobs, families and other commitments that vie for their attention, and it can be difficult to strike a balance. But if you find yourself suffering from burnout, you can find ways to overcome or at least mitigate the challenges you face in grad school.
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