Monday, August 27, 2007

You're a slacker, McFly!!

For anyone who doesn't get the title of my post, it's from one of my favorite movies ever, "Back to the Future". I'm feeling like such a slacker right now. I'm three days away from my board exam, and I can't bring myself to study anymore. And it's not like I've been studying very hard to begin with. I'm so easily distracted, and even when I do study it's only half-heartedly. I just don't have it in me anymore. I'm tired of tests. I'm horrible at standardized tests. And I get really anxious about them, which probably makes me perform even worse. My second year of med school when I was getting ready to take Step 1 of the USMLE, one of our advisors did this thing where he figured out who was "at risk" for failing the boards. He used this equation that he made up, which included our MCAT scores, cumulative GPA and so on. Anyway, I ended up being calculated as high risk. I had to go talk to the advisor and he told me I needed to study extra hard. Duh. Like I wasn't gonna study before he told me that. I ended up scoring 20 points above what he had predicted. Boo-yah.

Still, I get nervous. If my old advisor were to come up with an equation for predicting Step 3 success, I wonder if I would be high risk again. And if so, would I be able to beat his prediction again? I hope so. I really don't want to have to take this test more than once. It's incredibly painful. My brain hurts just thinking about it. This is cruel and unusual punishment.

Okay so maybe I'm being a little bit dramatic. But I just had to vent. Please pray for me to pass my board exam. It's on Thursday and Friday. Now I suppose I should try and study. Next time I write, I will be DONE with the exam!

1 comment:

Carey said...

I know how you feel to a far lesser degree :) I can't bring myself to study for the LSAT and I'm taking it a month from tomorrow! I'll be praying for you, Linda, I know you can do it!