As of today, I have finished the Physician Assistant program at the Yale School of Medicine after 2+ years! Done with school, forever. At 26, it's been a long time coming!
I'll spend the next several weeks studying for the national boards, which I'll take in mid-January. Once I get the results and all the paperwork goes through, I should begin practicing as a PA sometime around March 1st. Hard to believe, but I do feel ready.
In the meantime...I'll be on my own schedule with studying, so that should mean a good deal of birding ahead...