JETPEARLS sounds like a SEX AID.10 days...
Any jetpearls for orals? Is jet the only one that gets to write jetpearls?
JETPEARLS sounds like a SEX AID.
I'll call this "Musings from the battlefield"
Don't try to BS your way out of an answer you don't know. Just think, give the best answer you can and if necessary just say I don't know! If you don't know something, you'll probably be fine, unless it is contraindications to regional or Sux, or some other critical topic. If you start down the BS path, it will be obvious. If you get dragged down and tripped up, it may throw off the rest of the exam. No one knows everything, most pass on the first time. Keep that in mind. Also, obviously, the case is going to go where it is going to go, so when it all goes "BAD" don't stress out or waste a single second rethinking what you could have done to avoid the BADNESS. It was going there no matter what.
When they change "themes" in the same case, it is worth taking 5 seconds to quickly reset by reviewing the stem again. You get so wrapped up in "BADNESS #12" that when they switch suddenly to emergence you don't want to forget something critical from the stem.
I wore a nice jacket and tie, almost everyone else wore cheap, ill fitting suits. I hate suits, unless you're going to drop some real coin, they're not going to look too good. The only suit I will wear is a tuxedo.All kidding aside, wear a suit. If you don't, you will be the outlier in the group.
I hope you realize the Fall Orals basically repeat the same cases as the Spring Orals. So learn from those who are taking it now.Good Luck everyone.
My turn in October, so post your experience- after you've had a couple of course.
Yeah, it may be a hard thing to convince the wife to let you go to Brazil.Great freaking idea, Brazil! If I can just convince my wife to let me go....
Yeah, it may be a hard thing to convince the wife to let you go to Brazil.
My girlfriend at the time (now my wife) was clueless about Brazil. She told me to have a good time.
Well I made a mistake of taking pictures at the clubs with the girls. When I got back home, I hid the pictures under my dirty laundry. Well my girlfriend was being nice and decided to do my laundry after I got home and found the pictures. All hell broke lose (seriously I am not making this stuff up).
We broke up for 2 weeks but she didn't buy my story of saying the pictures were my buddies and not mine. And she still married me so all's good.
That's what I'm hoping. Examiner got off into the weeds on one question and I found myself starting to confabulate aloud so I just STFU and he gave me he move on comment before I could dig deeper.Sounds like PROBABLE PASS at least!
That's a good point for anyone still waiting to take it. Just answer the question, and quickly, and STFU. If they want a follow up, they will ask. They have to keep the exam on track, so if you keep talking, you can only make it harder to get through everything. They can only sidetrack and try to trip you up so much before they have to move it along. I wouldn't worry too much about not getting to a grab bag. If you were on point for the earlier stuff, they have to give you the benefit of the doubt. Of course if you were floundering, it could go the other way. (but I'm sure that's not you!)That's what I'm hoping. Examiner got off into the weeds on one question and I found myself starting to confabulate aloud so I just STFU and he gave me he move on comment before I could dig deeper.
The knock came as we were getting into a grab bag I was gonna nail. Relief and disappointment all at once.
Mine was just the opposite; I felt I did better on the 2nd one...... should've pre-lubes with some 2% lido. 1st session felt great start to finish. Had a pretty aggressive examiner in the 2nd ... sighed a lot and said "let's just move on" during a grab bag.
Time to start drinking.
I would wish the same. Here was my experience on Monday.Well, glad to have over. It would be nice not to do it again.
Dude, had the same thing earlier this week. 2 routes on a 757-200 and both times the flight attendants had to sit down. Got pretty nasty up there.Mine was just the opposite; I felt I did better on the 2nd one...
Incidentally, I'm on a 757 back home and the turbulence is orders of magnitude worse than I've ever experienced. Can Jet come on here and tell me turbulence doesn't take airplanes down?
Yes, I could see one sheet in my first room (which I felt and still feel great about). All down the left with a couple in the next-to-left column. My guess is that meant a lot of "definite pass" marks with a few "probable pass" marks.anyone else notice the scantron sheet the examiners will filling out - in my first room the examiner was filled out the most leftward bubble down the column throughout the exam - and this is the room i felt i did well in
As time goes on, I feel worse and worse about this thing. I need a drink...
there's a column on the left side with Y, M, N, I and they are answering if you are displaying the attributes of an ABA diplomate (if you should be boarded or not) for each topic yes, maybe, no, or insufficient coverage.what a relief to have that over!
i think i did well in room 1, not so well in room 2
we'll see what happens
anyone else notice the scantron sheet the examiners will filling out - in my first room the examiner was filled out the most leftward bubble down the column throughout the exam - and this is the room i felt i did well in
the second room i noticed the examiner filling in bubbles in other places drifting to the middle and to the right - especially during periods when i answered poorly or had superficial knowledge (or recall) - the bubbles he was filling out seemed to drift a little more...
hopefully it adds up to a pass - really don't want to go through that again
the whole experience seemed sureal....almost comical
And all along we thought that you were a humble anatomy professor.there's a column on the left side with Y, M, N, I and they are answering if you are displaying the attributes of an ABA diplomate (if you should be boarded or not) for each topic yes, maybe, no, or insufficient coverage.
the column on the right is for how often you said the right things for each module: 1 consistently 2 often 3 occasionally 4 rarely.
if the examiner gives mostly Y's and M's and 1's and 2's you probably passed. if the examiner is giving N's (the 3rd bubble from the left) and 3's and 4's on that right column (the bubbles run vertically so it would be the 2 lower ones) then you probably didn't pass. if the examiner gives those 3's and 4's then they have to fill in something in the bottom right about why you sucked.
i'm telling you this, "almost" as if i'm staring at this very same bubble sheet and reading it verbatim to you
that part about the bubbles didn't make it into the book. you want to think about your answers rather than trying to sneak a peek at some bubbles, so it's really not that important. plus, the examiner rates the question as easy, medium, or hard, and the examiner is also rated as easy, medium, or hard, so basically you walk into that room passing, and then you just try to get out of there without them thinking that you're a complete idiot. the rest should take care of itself and at least 70% of you should pass.And all along we thought that you were a humble anatomy professor.
And all along we thought that you were a humble anatomy professor.
Sevo: do you want the assurance of passing this exam? PM me. I will fill you in. I will MAKE you pass it. Just one thing, though, send me one cool pic of that Down's kid that you sent last time, ROFL--that kid had me rolling, manSo how much minutiae did you encounter?
I assume difficult AW, ACLS and ACC/AHA guidelines for cardiac work up are consistantly high yield. But how about minutiae...?
Say... signinfance of abnormal A60 on a TEG?