… So that happened.
For my more visually-challenged readers, that disturbing sound you just heard was the sound of an NBME practice test exploding me into tiny bits of sub-par, clearly less-than-average, horrifyingly-close-to-my-pre-studying score self.
IT’S LIKE THE NBME DOESN’T EVEN CARE THAT UWORLD THINKS I’M SMART.
IT’S ALMOST LIKE THEY’RE RUN BY TWO SEPARATE COMPANIES OR SOMETHING.
(Yeah, I know statistical variation is a thing.. but I’m not willing to attribute a difference of almost 40 points to it.)
Luckily, even though I’m studying in the middle of Abandoned Rural America, I had a friend who was willing to listen to my hysterical panic attack and help point me towards a rational plan for the next few days.
So instead of following my regularly-scheduled Gut Instinct of Crazy (crying, staying awake for 120 hours straight, emailing the dean, and then pushing back my test date) I will instead follow her advice and spend the next few days addressing specific areas of weakness in a logical order.
Like a smart person would.
All of this to say: This blog will be taking a minor “crisis-mode” break until the 21st.