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Studying Day 3

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I’m on my third day of hardcore dedicated studying for the Step 1, while in Seattle. I’ve claimed a corner of Ahmet’s room and have been spending more time actively studying every day than I think I do during exam weeks. It’s been intense. I’m not done setting up my desk here (going to be getting a monitor, for one. Ten inch screen? Not so great for this).

Part of me is a little bitter about the fact that my school gives us only exactly five weeks off in between second year and third year, making for not much study time for me and my classmates (The popular dates they’ve picked are June 9th or 10th, followed by June 14th. That’s a max of about 4.5 weeks study time). I’ve heard of many people at other schools who have been able to set aside 6-9 weeks of study time. I really wish I had another week or two to read some review books or listen to some audio lectures or something else before really diving into focusing on high yield material, but I simply don’t.

Ok, whining over! Students at my school consistently score well despite this handicap, so let’s hope that statistic applies to me and not just my class as a whole!

I have some old pictures from last block that I was going to post, but I really need to get back to studying. Yesterday I was talking to someone (not a med student) and he asked when my test was, and I said June 11th, and he was like “Oh, you’ve got  plenty of time.” Sigh. Not really. =/

Written by Aba

May 18, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Posted in Medical School, Step 1

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  1. Five weeks sounds awfully inadequate. However, like you said, your school’s average score speaks for itself. Best of luck, and regards to Dr. Jenkins :-)

    Kojo Amissah

    May 19, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    • Thank you! I’m doing what I can to make the best out of this situation.


      June 4, 2011 at 9:07 pm

  2. Cushla, you will do fine. You are not one to be bitter. Remember, this too shall pass. Eat your almonds and sardines. What won’t kill you will make you stronger and smarter. Xxxxb


    May 22, 2011 at 10:38 am

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