Agraphia Medical Tragicomedy

16May/06Off

Time sure flies when you’re having… fun?

So in 3 days we're done with year 1 of med school. That means we "know" everything about how the body works normally. Riiiiiiight. Come next year, it's pathology- taking everything we know about how things work right and learning how they go drastically wrong.

Honestly? I'm tired of working- I know we all are. Then, once next year is done we have the boards: studying 12-14 hours a day for 5 weeks to take a test that will literally determine what specialties we can go into. I'm already not looking forward to it.

I'm just tired of performing right now. Maybe I won't say that once these tests are over, because the pressure will be off, but currently I'm just exhausted. I'm exhausted from studying material that I had to force myself to look at every time. I'm exhausted from getting too little sleep. I'm exhausted from endless quizzing, and studying, and feeling like I should be studying.

I can tell I'm getting a little melodramatic here, but I woke up at 7 this morning, took my SBS final (relaxing, believe it or not... we get roughly 30% of the class worth in extra credit just for showing up, which takes all the stress off), and have been studying ever since. I'm off to bed now... next post is post-Biochem (ha!). I'll either be elated or crushed. Either way, I'll likely be drunk.

Oh... and our SBS exam was all about alcohol and drug abuse. 'least now I know what to look for.

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  1. Tired and bored to tears with looking at this stuff…AAARGH!


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