So, another year has begun. From what we’ve heard, this year will be as tough as a femur, possibly the most sleepless year of our lives. We’ll have many things to look forward to, such as OSCEs, labs, clinics, exam weeks, and the ominous step one.
It’s over! We have officially completed our first test week of med school. And, we both survived. What a week.
Three days of testing and our brains are mush. 92 questions, 140 minutes, and lots of prayer everyday. So much to know and oh soooo much that wasn’t tested except, of course, for those few things we had no idea about. Today is the last day of test week, and it is a bit lighter. …
The dreaded week is here with the terrifyingly, scary tests of doom. First tests are always so scary since we don’t know what to expect (although all med school tests will probably be scary).
This week we had Monday off, for Labor Day. Three-day weekends in med school are a little different from our college and high school days. They’re not quite as fun-filled to the brim as they used to be, but they’re definitely still appreciated–perhaps even more so.
Amongst the many diseases we learned in our first week (Zellweger, Kartagener, Tay-Sachs, etc.), lordosis and kyphosis stood out (pun intended).
We’ve heard it said that med school is like drinking water out of a fire hydrant. And so, we tried to prepare. We set our minds to the task. I mean, how bad can it be? Then we got the full experience.
Yep, we now know our four-letter acronym. And, as you can see, we only matched up on one letter (I). I suppose we could be a case for opposites attract.
AAAAAAAAAAH! Less than one week before IT begins. Oh, and we both became triathletes today. NBD.
Down to our last two weeks! Whether good or bad, we haven’t opened any med books. But, we have cleared lots of square footage in our houses for the incoming med books.