Well, I rocked out on the practical and mildly bombed the written portion.

Good thing I did well enough on the earlier anatomy tests that I only need a 40% on this one to pass.  My goal was to get a legit passing score (65%) on this test despite that – but… no, I doubt it.*  Not quite.  What can I say?  I could’ve studied more, but we had that genetics test yesterday, and there wasn’t any room for phoning it in on that one.

Excuses, excuses.  I know.  As it turns out, I probably overstudied for genetics – I thought it was really easy.  Apparently I’m alone in that opinion.

I can write that without feeling like too much of a jerk, because after hitting JUST below or JUST above the class average for every. single. other. test this semester (especially after a college career where I was always at the top, just like everyone else in med school) – well, it’s nice to feel on top of things again.  Even just for one test.  So I’ll totally own that feeling while I still can.  (Plus, it takes the sting out of falling short of my anatomy goal.)

Alright.  Off to grab a celebratory beer!

* If you think it sounds terrible that I might not have even gotten a 65% on the anatomy test – well, I agree.   All I can say is that I really do think I legitimately learned the material – I didn’t slack off, I just.. missed a lot of details.
… Okay, fine, I messed up.  At least I’ve already ruled out surgery, right?

6 thoughts on “FINITO.

  1. Congrats on being done! Anatomy was the hardest part of medical school for me- I just hated being in the lab. And like you, I don;t want to be a surgeon.
    Enjoy the break!

  2. Congratulations! And yeah, don’t worry about your grade. What you really need to know will be reinforced down the line. 🙂 I loved anatomy but it was really tough for me still.

  3. Do your anatomy tests consist of very few questions compared to the amount of material you cover? My final had 70 questions for the semester which is maddening when there isn’t a single question on something you reviewed for 4 hours. Muscle insertions and origins I asked you about? Not one. You have no choice but to know everything and know it well.

    • Yep, same deal… 50 questions for all of thorax, abdomen, and pelvis.

      I’m great at muscle anatomy, organs.. not so much. While the actions are much simpler, the innervations take at least 3 sentences instead of 1 word, and origins and insertions can be measured in forty different ways. Glad to be done with it.

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