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Post Test Plans....

Discussion in 'Step I' started by Batmaan21, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Batmaan21

    Batmaan21 Member 5+ Year Member

    Jan 6, 2006
    So I don't know if someone else started a thread like this, but if they have, I didn't see it - what's keeping you going during those long study days? What has you looking forward to the minute you're done? I'll start -

    My test is July 17th - after that, going out to dinner with family that night, and then going with family and sisters to the 12:01 show of "The Dark Knight" - it's gonna be awesome!

    July 18-26th - Lots of partying and drinking, some in the city, mostly down at the beach - and then third year starts.

    The food, movie and partying is keeping me going....
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  3. docmd2010

    docmd2010 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 17, 2005
    i'm taking my test on friday. honestly, it's very difficult to study now. very difficult. i'm not even doing as well with my studying now. But the fact that keeps me going is taking the exam and being really dissapointed with my score on July 16th. THAT'S what keeps me going. i just hope this thing turns out okay. i've (we've) worked too hard to let this exam put a dent on our career goals.

    good luck to you.
  4. The Angriest Bird

    The Angriest Bird 10+ Year Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    I'm taking my test this Saturday (6/28).

    Post test plan is nothing fancy. I don't want to make anything big happen after the test, because I want to make this seem like "not a big event in my life" so I can relax and perform well.

    By the way, my school starts on the following Monday :) So, I need to wake up late on Sunday, buying some stuffs (a toy especially because my first rotation is Peds), and wake up next day at 5:30am for the orientation
  5. ZonaRidicularis

    ZonaRidicularis 2+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2008
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  6. VPDcurt

    VPDcurt 2K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    Commence human interaction.
  7. BrisketAttack

    BrisketAttack 2+ Year Member

    Jun 1, 2008

    that's the key. it took me a few days to readjust. i was having post-prometric depression or some ****. a gaping hole was left in my life that was recently occupied with constant studying. with it yanked away I felt completely empty. then i realized i hate studying with a passion unbridled and that i had been blowing off my friends and family for 40 straight days (missing my own birthday, fathers day, mother's day, and a few other choice days). that was when it occured to me that i should stop pissing and moaning about all the answers i got wrong on the test (i've had marginal success with this) and commence the drinking. i've hung out with friends, played video games, smoked cigars, gotten drunk (pretty much everyday), read some Stephen King, and rummaged aimlessly around the city. good times. very good times. step 1 is done forever!!! yay!!!!
  8. VPDcurt

    VPDcurt 2K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    Sounds perfect. I have to enter the gates of Prometric hell tomorrow morning. It is what it is and it will be over soon enough - I don't think I can take any more of this studying. It's just so depressing to hear your alarm clock go off every morning knowing what you have to do that day.
  9. The Angriest Bird

    The Angriest Bird 10+ Year Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    I'm totally with you. What sucks even more is that every dream in the last night was USMLE-related (Candida coming out of the esophagus to get you with big white claws, etc)
  10. agranulocytosis

    agranulocytosis 10+ Year Member

    Sep 22, 2007
    I started my weight lifting routine again. I lost a solid 20 pounds over these past 2 months and it's a damn chore to even bench press what I used to.

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