Archive for April 18th, 2012
I’ve learned so much during third year, but there’s a significant foundation of your education that you don’t learn until you do your Internal Medicine rotation. I bought the year long subscription to the UWorld Step 2 question bank, and I’ve been doing the questions for each rotation to study for my Shelf exams. Most rotations had around 200 or so questions to do. Internal Medicine? About 1400. That plus doing the MKSAP 5 questions (around 500) means that even though I have twelve weeks total to prep for this shelf exam, I don’t get to take time off studying for days at a time or I’ll never finish everything. Most of my classmates try to read Step Up to Medicine to prepare for this exam, but I got my best shelf score ever on Ob/gyn and all I did was lots and lots of questions, so I’m going to see if that approach works for IM too.
I really can’t complain though, because I’ve had the time to do things like eat strawberries and ice cream for breakfast. And I’m trying to pick up running! I’m starting really slow and easy, with the Couch to 5K program. I’ve also had more time to do things like watch Game of Thrones with my friends on Sundays, and I finally packed together some stuff to take to Goodwill after clinic this afternoon.
So yeah, not a bad end to my third year, especially with the rough start that Surgery was! And just 6.5 more weeks left!