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Hey everyone!!!
I know its been ages since my last post, it seems with all the work of school I never get much of a chance to read SDN, never mind posting.
I've been in medical school now for a little over a month. I really love it, but wow...the work. This week we are ending our "test stretch." In the past week and a half, we have had five exams.

Last Monday: Biochemistry Exam
Last Thursday Morning: Anatomy Lecture Exam
Last Thursday Afternoon: Anatomy Lab exam
Today (Monday) Morning: Histology/Cell Biology Lecture Exam
Today (Monday) Afternoon: Histology Lab exam
Wednesday (upcoming): Biochemistry quiz (worth like the percentage value of an anatomy test..but only 5 points)

I came home today and just crashed for a few hrs in bed. Tonight, I know I have to study, but I don't think I can step a foot toward school, I think I'll be at Barnes and Noble.

I know other MS1's who used to post often last year have not been doing so lately (rxfudd, Moleculo, imtiaz, ect ect ect) Please reply to this post and let me know how things are going....

......I can't wait until Friday!!!! I'm getting out of town and going up north to relax. Which I thought would be awesome, but now is becoming tainted because I have met someone that I'll be missing. :)

Mossjoh
 

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Hey Moss.

Yeah, it's definitely tough. This is our first full exam week and we had both the gross practical and written today, Biochem on Weds (which thankfully I tested out of :clap: ) and Histo (practical/written) on Friday so the schedule doesn't sound too different than yours. It is a whole mess of info to stuff into your brain, but the subject matter seems pretty harmless. I studied all weekend, probably more than I've tackled any subject in about five or six years. It seems like it will take some getting used to. I'll bet once you get the hang of it, it'll be a little more placid.

Rest your brain.
 
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ha!

9/23/02- 8AM

Anatomy I - 18 q
embryo I - 10 q
behavioral sci - 15 q
biochem I - 12 q
histo I - 10 q
genetics - 15 q
micro - 20 q
physio - 20 q
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total 120 questions
time: 3 hours.


eat it!
 

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Last week, we had a paper (in med school?) due on Wednesday, and a molecular bio and genetics exam on Thursday. This morning, we had two tests; cell bio and biochem, for which I studied a total of thirty hours this weekend. As if that weren't enough, we have our second anatomy exam this coming monday, and I've been leeting it slide because of all this other stuff...

And I'm spent.

I'm going to bed.
 

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Do you guys feel like you're studying for finals? We had our first week of tests last week and today I felt like it should be Christmas or something, not MORE class! I can't imagine what actually studying for the finals will be like. :eek:
 

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the good news is, eventually you get used to it, kids. by the end of second year you should be well conditioned to this schedule.

Enjoy your weekends off after these exams - you deserve to have fun.
 

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Originally posted by @imtiaz
ha!

9/23/02- 8AM

Anatomy I - 18 q
embryo I - 10 q
behavioral sci - 15 q
biochem I - 12 q
histo I - 10 q
genetics - 15 q
micro - 20 q
physio - 20 q
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total 120 questions
time: 3 hours.


eat it!

please!

My test was 8am to 5pm with a one hour break:

8-12: anatomy, histology and radiology practical (including embryological derivations): approx 150 questions

1-2:15: anatomy written-including essay questions
2:30-3:45 Histo written
4:00-4:45 radiology and patient care written

5 o'clock party

12am imma a do it again.....

:rolleyes: I hate school SO much
 

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Originally posted by Doctora Foxy
please!

My test was 8am to 5pm with a one hour break:

8-12: anatomy, histology and radiology practical (including embryological derivations): approx 150 questions

1-2:15: anatomy written-including essay questions
2:30-3:45 Histo written
4:00-4:45 radiology and patient care written

5 o'clock party

12am imma a do it again.....

:rolleyes: I hate school SO much

Holy ****, Foxy!:eek: After that day, you definitely deserved to go out and get wasted. *Canes buys Foxy a keg full of beer.*:p
 

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Anatomy Practical:
12 AM - 12 AM (the following day)

No breaks. And we didn't even cover the urogenital system on this exam!

We had about 50 seconds per question... and there were 1,728 questions.

Each person had to use 9 answer sheets (we labeled them A-I in addition to paperclipping them so they wouldn't get misplaced).

post scriptum, there was a professor stationed at every tank, armed with a paddle.. if we stayed at the tank for more than 1 ms after the beep sounded, we were given the beating of a lifetime.


I received 1,728 lifetime lessons.

Where are the topical ANALgesics when you need 'em?
 

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Is anyone familiar with Monty Python's sketch called "Four Gentlemen"? It's kind of like that in here.
 

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Originally posted by fourthyear
the good news is, eventually you get used to it, kids. by the end of second year you should be well conditioned to this schedule.

Enjoy your weekends off after these exams - you deserve to have fun.


Weekends off? What weekends off? Our exams are usually Mondays...which means I spend all weekend at school!!!

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Originally posted by Mossjoh
Weekends off? What weekends off? Our exams are usually Mondays...which means I spend all weekend at school!!!

Mossjoh

Mine's are too! All of my exams in the first year are on Mondays.:mad: It just kills the weekends.+pissed+
 

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i'm kinda new to this thing but i'll try to make a meaningful post!!
I can so relate to the problem of being tired all the time and the damn exams are coming backa again and again... does anybody have any decent recipe how do you overcome the fatigue and depression????

:confused: :confused: :confused:

looking forward to your replies

matt,university of ljubljana,slovenia, europe class of 2007
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if anybody wants to send e-mail: [email protected]
 

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Diogenes--right on man.

"... GC: Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at three o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, go to work at the mill every day for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would beat us around the head and neck with a broken bottle, if we were LUCKY!

TG: Well we had it tough. We used to have to get up out of the shoebox at twelve o'clock at night, and LICK the road clean with our tongues. We had half a handful of freezing cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at the mill for fourpence every six years, and when we got home, our Dad would slice us in two with a bread knife. ... "

All med students bitch about the work. We all love it deep down! Maybe I'm feeling chipper because our exams this week got cancelled due to the hurricane bearing down on us.
 

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Wow looks like you guys have been working hard!
Aren't grading systems in most schools P/NP?
I'm just enjoying life in NYC...studying here and there mixed with lots of fun!
Enjoy your exams!!
 
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