Category Archives: Second Year

I may or may not be drinking a beer at 0730

I feel entitled to a token rebellion during my nights weeks. Last night had plenty of ups and downs, but I think it did showcase many of the positives of the work on OB. We delivered a bunch of babies, … Continue reading

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F@$#king Irene: 0414 Liveblog

EDIT: This post was started at 0414 and completed at 1310 PM Life gives you lessons. They’re not always the lessons you set out to learn, but they’re available nonetheless if you just quiet down enough to listen to them. … Continue reading

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Day 22 / 35

Took my last practice test yesterday and I scored 6 points higher than my previous test, and 18 points since my first test in early May. I’ve been slowly and steadily improving. They say that these practice tests (“USMLEWorld Simulated … Continue reading

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Day 7 / 35

“A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it.” – Alastair Cook Don’t worry, this isn’t going to turn into a quote board of pithy inspirational notes. But today is not a good … Continue reading

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Respect

I was in the middle of reviewing the First Aid chapter on Respiratory diseases when I had a thought about the battle we face at University Medical School for the attention of the medical students. Class attendance at UMS, as … Continue reading

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Day 6 / 35

T minus 29 days to step 1 I can’t believe we’ve already been studying for a week. I suppose I’ve gotten a lot done – having gone through almost every chapter in first aid and most of Rapid Review Pathology, … Continue reading

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268 hours / 35 days / No Sleep Till Brooklyn

In 35 days, I will take Step 1. Today I took an NBME diagnostic. My score told me two things: that my goal is attainable  that a lot more work remains for me to do. With that in mind, I … Continue reading

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