It's hard losing classmates...

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    I just found out today that a good friend was dismissed from our program for failing sterile technique. I feel awful for this person because I know how hard they worked to get in.

    The shock was that this person is a stellar academic student. Has made an A on both our exams so far. I just feel terrible that this one issue ended it.

    It's so hard to see classmates leave I didn't think it would be so hard. But when someone sits next to you each day, it really hits home when they're not there. So sad!
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    Quote from SopranoKris
    I just found out today that a good friend was dismissed from our program for failing sterile technique. I feel awful for this person because I know how hard they worked to get in. The shock was that this person is a stellar academic student. Has made an A on both our exams so far. I just feel terrible that this one issue ended it. It's so hard to see classmates leave I didn't think it would be so hard. But when someone sits next to you each day, it really hits home when they're not there. So sad!
    Yikes, that's harsh! I'm in my 3rd semester so unfortunately a few of my friends have been dismissed for various reasons. I wonder if there were other issues going on with this person that you may not know about? I understand that sterile technique is a very critical but to be dismissed from the whole program for that just seems terrible. I've made a few very good friends over the last year and I can't imagine losing one of them. So sorry to hear that
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    That's the issue. This particular person had terrific exam grades, good reviews on PA skills, etc. We helped write the appeal and we're hoping they'll be given another chance. (I'm specifically using "they" instead of he/she to avoid identifying. Please don't think I have poor grammar )
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    This is rough to read one hour before my sterile technique check off, LOL. Good luck with the appeal.
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    Ouch One of my besties in school failed 3rd semester. There were three of us, and it just seemed so weird going into 4th without our 3rd stooge :/ Hope the appeal works!
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    I recently lost a VERY VERY good friend from our program due to some major health issues and class just isn't the same without them our group just isn't complete now. Its very hard to watch someone who works so hard get setback by something that just can't be helped.
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    One of my good friends left the program at the end of last semester, rather than being asked to leave. I was so disappointed for her, and it felt very strange to not have her sitting next to me during class and eating with me at lunch. We still talk often on the phone, and she's making plans to shore up her skills before reapplying next year.

    That being said, there are few I was happy to hear were not coming back. The sheer negativity they exuded was enough to make even the happiest of days need a good shot of whiskey to get through.
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    Sad he was let go over sterile technique. All that money towards his career is down the drain
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    And then in my school, we have students having physical fights with injuries in the parking lot and fighting over who sits in a particular seat in the classroom and disrupting the entire lecture. And they get put on probation. And these are NOT stellar students academically. I don't think enough people are being booted from my program and they have good reason. Sterile technique can be taught far more easily than self control, ethics and tolerance.
    Last edit by DawnJ on Feb 20 : Reason: dd
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    Quote from DawnJ
    Sterile technique can be taught far more easily than self control, ethics and tolerance.
    I totally believe this and am trying to turn a version of this philosophy into my capstone project. Skills can be taught. Attitude- many believe it can't.


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