Monday, June 30, 2008

And the Angels Sang...


I cannot wrap my mind properly around that concept. I am just starting a nice, long vacation, but I had to go out of town immediately after taking my shelf test, so it isn't really real that I don't have to go back to work as soon as I get home. And beyond that, it isn't real that I don't have any more shelf exams, and that the pressure is generally much lower in almost every way.

But not to fear. I will still have plenty of things to complain about, because what I DO have starting me in the face is:
1. My university's clinical skills exam (standardized patients)
2. Step 2 CK (step 2 of the boards, the written part)
3. Step 2 CS (step 2 of the boards, the standardized patient part)

In any case, I will try to gather my thoughts about 3rd year as I max it and relax it. Too bad I have about three months worth of real life work which has accumulated over my past few rotations. Until then, may you know the joy of a well-earned vacation and the satisfaction of using it to catch up on Little House on the Prairie episodes. Oh, Pa...

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Longest rotation ever.

I have one more week--actually, less than a week--of 3rd year. And it couldn't come too soon.

I am SO TIRED. The hours on this rotation have been nuttypants. Let's put aside that I am taking q2 call.

No, let's NOT put that aside. q2 call is cruel and unusual punishment for a 3rd year student just trying to pass the medicine shelf test.

In any case, I am working ALL the hours, and trying to study on top of it.

But that's okay... I'm counting down... one... more... week...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


(If you don't get the title, hop on the bus to Philly and rent the awesomest show in quite some time).

Anyway, we got our 4th year schedules. And although I could choose to gripe about how I asked for a month off to study for Step 2 CK (Clinical Knowledge) and they totally ignored me, I will instead choose to focus on how I got all my other requests and importantly WILL BE COMPLETELY DONE WITH 4TH YEAR BY DEC 21.

Flipping. Awesome.