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my first exam in antomy/histo/embryo is friday and i prepared for it every day (studied 5+hours since the beginning), but i feel only half of it ever sticks. should i be freaked out by the likelihood of failing or is this normal?
 

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I still feel like I know nothing.
 
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I know that feeling. I feel like that as well very often, especially when it's about an exam that requires really a lot of reading, you're never positive whether you know enough or not
 
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I realized that med school is all about studying and studying all the time. And I also realized that I don't like studying. Why didn't I realize this earlier?
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Yeah, you'll be fine. You probably know more than you think you do, especially if given in multiple choice format. I never felt truly prepared for any exam; I felt like I just kept studying my tail off and one day an exam happened.
This is so true. After I take an exam on a Friday I'm kinda in a daze like wtf do I do now I have no purpose in life

Very normal feeling op, you will be reviewing things that you learned for the rest of your life
 

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my first exam in antomy/histo/embryo is friday and i prepared for it every day (studied 5+hours since the beginning), but i feel only half of it ever sticks. should i be freaked out by the likelihood of failing or is this normal?
You probably know more than you think you do. Memorization intensive classes are all about repetition. Classes that have a huge conceptual component like genetics and physiology are tougher, IMO. You can't brute force understanding a concept. Thus far, I feel like anatomy/histo has been easier than genetics, if only because I don't have to learn about linkage analysis and genome wide association studies. That part of genetics was pretty terrible.
 
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This is so true. After I take an exam on a Friday I'm kinda in a daze like wtf do I do now I have no purpose in life

Very normal feeling op, you will be reviewing things that you learned for the rest of your life
Yeah it's exactly like that. I remember once when I had a test week and I had to write something like 10 exams, two every day. So when it finally ended, I had that weird feeling of having nothing to do during my way home. And, finally getting home, I simply laid down in bed and fell asleep
 
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i feel like this all the time. i don't know anything about anything