USMLE Week 4: A Light Update


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nbme

… 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.

hitting door frustration

(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.

you have failed me brain

All of this to say: This blog will be taking a minor “crisis-mode” break until the 21st.

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6 thoughts on “USMLE Week 4: A Light Update

  1. we’ve all been there! studying for step 1 is the worst sort of emotional roller coaster – i’m sure you’ll end up doing great though!! good luck! 🙂

  2. Pingback: USMLE Week 5: Eh, Good Enough. | Action Potential

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