Friday, August 17, 2007

The Wait Begins...

3 days ago I took my Boards. It's a situation similar to the Bar for lawyers. You have to pass it to be certified. It covers all of medicine. Yes, ALL of medicine. It's a bit daunting.

Studying began nearly a year ago, when I starting reading the MedStudy book series. Everyone seems to use them, and I was very happy with the organization of it all. So, throughout last year, I'd read different sections. Then a few months ago, I starting rereading, at a quicker pace, trying to pull out what I felt was essential. Basically the whole book is highlighted.

Then, I started doing practice test questions. Lots of them. I felt as prepared as I could have been, given all the rest of life that had to go on during this time. Life doesn't stop for the boards.

The test itself was l-o-n-g. 240 questions. 4 sections of 60 questions each. 2 hours per section. Sucked. Being stuck in front of a computer for 8 hours. No watches, no phones, no personal belongings. They didn't even let me bring my chapstick in there! I'm so bitter.

But, it's done. I will have to wait 8 weeks or something like that for my results. I'm hoping for a fat "P" -- no need to ace this thing, just pass.

2 comments:

Lil Kate said...

I'll be hoping with you!!! I have a feeling you did fantastic - just sayin', with your past track record for excellence and all.

Not being allowed chapstick BLOWS. My lips would have been raw by the time the test was over.

Julia said...

I've been waiting to hear the results!! good luck!