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Exam is tomorrow

Discussion in 'Step I' started by Houmd, Jun 15, 2012.

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  1. Houmd

    Houmd 5+ Year Member

    Dec 6, 2011
    Well the day I have been waiting for has finally only a matter of hours away now and I must admit it feels weird. After so much prep my NBMEs are nowhere near where I wanted them but have been pretty consistent and since I'm not gunning for anything super-competitive I'm not worried about it so long as I don't fail or anything horrible (knock on wood).

    Trying to do as most people say and relax as much as possible on the day before the test but that doesn't seem too easy.

    This thread doesn't have too much of a purpose just to kinda rant.

    So, what do y'all do to relax on this ominous day?
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  3. Eilat87

    Eilat87 MS-4 7+ Year Member

    Feb 6, 2009
    the empire stizzay!
    I think going through FA one last time is a good way to spend the last day.
  4. ruiner

    ruiner 5+ Year Member

    Jul 5, 2009
    i'm with ya brotha. go tomorrow as well. just looking through some of fa. did what i could, out of my hands now
  5. Aclamity

    Aclamity 2+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2011
    Big Apple, USA
    Some people say take the day off. Personally I don't agree with that. I think the best thing is to treat this as if it were any other med school/undergrad test and do what you would normally do the day before. If that means relax, then relax. If that means cram stuff in your short-term memory, then by all means do that as well. Good luck
  6. linkin06

    linkin06 We are all witnesses. 7+ Year Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    i usually cram for a school test, but this test is totally different with lots of thinking instead of regurgitating.

    hence, i just finished studying...don't feel too ready, but, to quote a higher power, "it is finished."

    time to pack, clean up from a month of neglect, enjoy life for today!
  7. Convalaria


    Apr 11, 2012
    stopped by to wish you all GOOD LUCK!
  8. BlindWillieMCT

    BlindWillieMCT 2+ Year Member

    May 22, 2009

  9. alternatego

    alternatego 5+ Year Member

    good luck dude, hope you're doing fine in your test today :)
  10. Chaoticsheath

    Chaoticsheath 2+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2010
    Clutch advice: go over ALL over you mnemonics. You don't want to be on the test trying to think "what was the P in PUNCH-K??". Microbio mnemonics especially. Maybe some pathways.

    I'd say that is a better move than trying to learn new stuff or doing more questions or something. Just solidify what you know.

    and FINISH the day by 5, go to gym (so that you can sleep), pack your food, and get to bed so that you can wake up early. don't forget ur id and w/e else you need to bring.
  11. helpfulstranger

    helpfulstranger 7+ Year Member

    Sep 24, 2009
    You did your best up until this point. Now it's time to shine. All the best and good luck. :luck:
  12. shenanigi

    shenanigi 2+ Year Member

    Jun 30, 2011
    I'm 2 days (I guess almost 1 now) out and had the least productive day in all of my preparation. Totally should have moved my test up a few days. I feel like I'm forgetting everything
  13. Houmd

    Houmd 5+ Year Member

    Dec 6, 2011
    thx for the support guys it really means a lot! Now I get to sit back and wait a few weeks....:idea:

    And for the above poster don't let the anxiety get to you. Have faith in your training and you will succeed. This is what you've been preparing for, you can do it! :thumbup:

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