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Can anyone share their experiences with commuting to, specifically, grad school or medical school or the sort (basically, not undergrad)? I'm commuting to my dental school this year, and I'm so nervous about it. I've heard that it can be really hard for commuters to deal with traveling time when they're in grad/professional school programs.

My worries:

1) Time lost to study - I'll be taking the train. The train ride is 50 minutes from my school, plus factor in 10 minutes to take the bus or subway to the school. An efficient person would study on the train. I, however, am an extremely unfocused person and often find it hard to study in that sort of environment.


2) Not doing well in school - This goes hand-in-hand with the first worry. I'm just worried I won't do as well as my peers. I think it's a bit silly to think that because I've generally always been able to do well academically, but I'm not sure what to expect.

3) Not enough sleep as my peers - I'd have to wake up earlier and go to bed earlier.


4) FOMO - fear of missing out on social situations. I won't be in the city with everyone. I feel like I'll be missing out on a lot of social opportunities :\

My parents don't understand why I'm so worried about it. My dad commuted when he was getting his Ph.D, but I am not my dad. He is very efficient and focused. I am hardworking, but I get bogged down easily by stress and anxiety and waste a lot of time. So that's why I'd like to hear from others who may have been in a similar situation.

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