Clinical Location - page 2

I do not wish to be a whiner, but.... I left one school's program as I was originally promised clinicals within range, and discovered I had to cross 2 counties for the entire program. I was lucky... Read More

  1. by   KristinWW
    I can understand having the b**** rep but where else is there to turn? If I've been to the Dean's office, what's next, the university's president??? I am completely and utterly baffled by their attitude.
  2. by   bluesky
    Quote from KristinWW
    I can understand having the b**** rep but where else is there to turn? If I've been to the Dean's office, what's next, the university's president??? I am completely and utterly baffled by their attitude.
    You need to make an ally either in student affairs or with someone who schedules the clinicals. Going up the power tree won't help because the dean etc will always side with the instructors (well that was my experience at least).

    I found one of the people who scheduled the clinicals and made friends with her, as well as the assistant dean of student affairs. Look for individuals who are sympathetic to your story... they are out there, you just have to find them. Also, do it on the D/L so they don't feel pressured to confront their peers who have trodded upon you. You can also try to bargain with other students who have more preferable assignments... although that never really worked for me...

    My school gave us the line that they are not responsible for the students' other obligations, and in a way, in retrospect, I understand how they could adopt that view. They could argue that if this schedule is too demanding for you, you could opt for the less demanding traditional program or go part time.

    If you can't find a single ally in the school, you are going to have to find more support among your family and friends to accomodate the repressive schedule. While it stinks to have to bear this extra burden, it still is the best path to the most important goal which is your degree.
    Last edit by bluesky on May 30, '04
  3. by   KristinWW
    The scheduler won't work as she is just as bad with the same attitude - already tried that! I never thought of student affairs though. However, the student affairs here is geared for young students and deal with such issues as bigger parking lots - I'm not kidding. But thanks for the advice, I think it's a lost cause.
  4. by   PCGrad06
    Just keep going back they will help you in time to just get rid of you I would think I don't mean this in a bad way. It is just sometimes after you "hound" them long enough they try to help. Best of luck with this and don't give in and never give up.

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