Burn Out

Burn out.It’s a common phrase heard in the hallways of many academic institutions. Burn out has become a major contributor to mental health issues among graduate schools across the country. Driving yourself intensely for an extended period of time can lead to graduate school burn out, and it can last for weeks, sometimes even months. … Continue reading Burn Out

Why Penn State College of Medicine Students Chose Graduate School

Everybody in this post has something in common. After 12 years of primary and secondary school and 4 years of undergraduate education, we all decided that we weren't done yet. But why? As it turns out, the graduate students of Penn State College of Medicine have very diverse, inspirational reasons for choosing to continue their education … Continue reading Why Penn State College of Medicine Students Chose Graduate School

Why Graduate Students Should Meditate

By: Caitlin Millett, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle Meditation is an ancient practice dating back at least three millennia. It’s a fundamental component of many Eastern religious traditions and belief systems including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism, to name just a … Continue reading Why Graduate Students Should Meditate