So awesome holy wow! I just finished my psych shelf. HUZZAH! It was not that bad. I mean, I don't know that I tore it up or anything, but I am 99% sure I passed (knock on wood).
The craziest thing ever is that I only have one shelf test left. I can't really wrap my mind around it. I mean, two months left of 3rd year!! Wow. I only have seven months total of coursework left in medical school. That means that I will be unleashed on an unwitting patient population in a frighteningly short period of time. Hmmm... that feeling of anxiety which went away when I finished the test is beginning to come back...
In any case, psych was a great rotation. The hours are great. The people were nice. The subject was interesting. But I think that the best thing about the rotation was how included they made us feel. I had a role, which was actually meaningful and useful. After lots of rotations where you are basically a shadow of a shadow, it is such a nice change of pace to feel like people want you to be there, and that you help them out.
Anyway, I have a bazillion things to do... more on that a little later... but for now, just a deep breath, and reminding myself... five down, one to go.