PLME students are among the most successful competitors in the academic world. They would not be at Brown if they were not. That's one reason why it's especially important that they adopt a healthy attitude toward the challenges they will face. During these eight years, the sheer volume of material to learn can be overwhelming, and the physical demands can be exhausting. Students discover that cooperation and teamwork carry more weight than personal accomplishment.
In other words, there is more to life than the PLME, and we encourage all of our students to embrace that perspective. The key to a healthy and successful experience is balance. The students who develop good study habits that work for them, who take breaks and do things with their friends, who get to know Providence and the surrounding area — those are the students who ultimately gain the most from the PLME.