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Here’s a controversial idea: what if graduate school finished on a predictable schedule the way (checks notes) every other academic training program does!
Since kindergarten, your education has had fixed milestones. You knew it would take 12 years to graduate from high school, 4 for college, and 2 for a masters or an associates degree.
Even medical school takes a predictable 4 years, with an additional 3-6 for residency and fellowship, depending on the field.
So why does graduate school take between 4 and 10 years, with a lot of discretion, uncertainty, and mental anguish in between? Read More