I got my Step 1 score back and I did well – not as well as I had hoped, but better than I had feared. Better than the average accepted score for even the most competitive residency programs. Also, many of my friends did very well (better than I did), so congratulations to them, and to everyone who passed Step 1. It’s a tough and fair test, and it covers an immense amount of material. Passing is a worthy accomplishment.
I’m now in the middle of an outpatient Medicine block and I’m enjoying the opportunity tremendously. I have gotten to see a wide variety of patients and I have been amazed by their trust in me, and by the fact that I haven’t totally screwed anything up yet (there, I said it, I’m sure I’ll trip over a foley tomorrow …).
Except, of course, blogging. I think I need to take the site public. I don’t think I’m really ready for this step yet, but the good news is that I probably won’t have any readers, so hopefully the expectations will be low. I need some motivation to post every day and, since I’m now two weeks into this clerkship (out of four), and I haven’t posted since early June, clearly the status quo ain’t workin’.
I still have a lot of material germinating so hopefully that will see the light of day. So, big deep breath, here goes.