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Old 04-22-2008, 10:10 PM   #31
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She wants to be a physical therapist, so more than likely the 9-5 type job with some weekends. I think i may just stick to English Education. I have a love for cooking and baking and my school offers some continuing education classes on Cake Decorating i may take and try to do something like that. I think it would be cool to have a job like the Ace of Cakes bakery (the show on food network where they make crazy cakes). and to all the answers concerning my GF's question, that is exactly what she means.
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:50 AM   #32
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LOL - you don't have to go to medical school to be a "physical therapist"! Perhaps what your GF wants to be is a Physiatrist, aka rehabilitation physician, a doctor who specializes in physical (sports) medicine and rehabilitation?

Perhaps when she tells you to "do what you want" - maybe she actually means it with no hidden agenda or playing any games? She is obviously doing what she wants - why shouldn't you? If she is going to medical school ... you're not going to have a lot of lovey times together for 5 years (the 4 med school years will be slim - forget any prolonged quality time during her 1-year Internship) - although during her (1-3 year) Residency she will have a little more time to acknowledge the fact that you even exist.

IMHO - if you can't think of anything that you would rather do than cook - take the culinary courses ... and give it a year. If not - get your undergraduate degree, go on for you Masters and Doctorate - and work for a position where you can get tenure. Of course, I can think of nothing more detrimental to the educational system than an English teacher who is not dedicated and inspiring.

FWIW - my cousins used to run a lodge in Colorado - Tabby and her husband were my Dad's age - they ran the lodge, their daughter Claudia (my age) and her husband (she ran the front of the restaurant - he was an Austrian Chef and ran the kitchen) ... the hours were "from can till can't + plus whatever else was needed".
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:02 AM   #33
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Ok actually physical therapy is a doctorate program so she goes to physical therapy school after her college. DPT is what it is called. So she still has 3 years of grad school. If you do not believe me on this go look it up. Most med schools also have physical therapy programs.

Division of Physical Therapy | School of Medicine at Emory University
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Old 04-27-2008, 03:09 AM   #34
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LOL - sorry about the "mix-up" there .... but there is a significant difference between going to medical school:

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...She is double majoring in Chemistry and Biology and wants to go to med school ...
and taking post-grad courses at a med school to get a docterate (PhD) in an allied health field.

I know ...
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