Today was the first day of summer semester, the third and final semester of my first year of PT school. Although it’s only been 10 days since we ended a grueling spring semester, and this semester looks like it’s going to be about 14 weeks crammed into 8, and now I have to sit inside for 40 summer days, I was actually pretty excited. Despite waking up at 8am for eight hours of lecture, I was alert and attentive throughout it all.
This semester seems like the beginning of the next level of school. Whereas before our classes covered the basics of anatomy and therapeutic exercises, now it’s finally time to build. The foundations were definitely interesting, but it’s thrilling to begin learning things that can be directly applied to patients, such as soft tissue massage and modalities. I’m also eager to begin Orthopedics, since that is the area I plan on specializing in. It’s going to be a jam-packed eight weeks, but I can’t wait to get started!