I Am Working On My Doctorate

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    Doctorate Endurance Race

    Working on a doctorate is the equivalent of the Iron Man race.  It is a test of your mental strength and physical endurance.  It goes beyond tenacity.  I'll be happy when I'm done.  Happy and exhausted.
    TheBlackBuck TheBlackBuck
    46-50, M
    Nov 13, 2011

    Only 6 months left to go.

    All my course work will be done in October and then it's just writing until December. Defense is scheduled for December 11th. It has been an amazing experience but I'm glad it's almost over. I can't wait to have this Ed.D.!
    bgood79 bgood79
    36-40, M
    Jun 21, 2015

    And Can'T Wait To Be Done

    I just started my third year of my health related doctoral program which is a total of four years of school plus three years of residency. I have to take my national boards next month and then work on picking clerkships. I used to be an honors student, but now I am getting by...
    crazycatlady616 crazycatlady616
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2013

    No Progress

    I completed all my class requirements 3 years ago.  All I need is to complete my prospectus and my dissertation.  I am stuck!  I can't seem to get started again.  I need some motivation!
    shari7 shari7
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Apr 20, 2008

    Defense date set for December 11th!

    Let's crank this thing out!
    bgood79 bgood79
    36-40, M
    Jul 4, 2015

    The 5th Year Grad School Blues

    I'm working on my doctorate, and am just starting my 5th year, passed my oral and written exams last year and advanced to candidacy, 1-2 years left....but it is becoming more and more agonizing every day. I am so afraid of not finishing, but I am also afraid of what it will take...
    overwhelmedandconfused overwhelmedandconfused
    26-30, F
    Sep 1, 2009
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