Find a group of individuals you can make your closest friends and mentors – people who are hungry and passionate and will force you to become the next best version of yourself, and then a better version after that.
The reward of practice comes with never using the word ‘job’ or ‘work'. I am treating patients, educating patients and practicing my art, and how many people get to say that they never go to ‘work’?
A strong moral/professional compass was modeled by the faculty which, I believe, has truly helped my practice thrive.
Be open minded. Immerse yourself in every technique/theory while in school because you never know what background, experience, technique, or philosophy will shape your future.