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Studying for Step 1...

Discussion in 'Step I' started by mesoderm, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. mesoderm

    mesoderm Junior Member

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    ...has got to be the WORST time of med school for me. For exams, how well I do is directly correlated to how much time I study. The stuff I get wrong on exams is the stuff I blew off when studying because I ran out of time. I know this going in, and if I don't do too well, I don't beat myself up about it. But this...this is not the case at all. I am putting in a lot of time reviewing, just to get 45s on UW. Now I know what you're going to say: it's a learning tool, don't focus on the scores, yaddah yaddah...I know it, I do. But all the same, it's so fricking disgusting! I have blown everyone off in my life to focus on this goddang exam. I have become a tool to my (non med) friends. All I talk about is boards, or stuff I'm reviewing or learning in school. My dog growled at me this morning. I find myself craving cigarettes (I smoked in undergrad and quit before med school). My face is breaking out. I can't remember the last time I had sex (and enjoyed it). I'm eating crap, like Cheetos...oh misery.
     
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  3. ertugrul

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    just relax pal ;)
     
  4. dr.weiner

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    The most you can do is try your best and see what happens. Try an NBME practice test, that is much closer to the real thing and doing better than a 47% might help the ol' psyche. I would also recommend a strong belgian beer and some internet porn.
     
  5. U4iA

    U4iA εὐφορία

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    take care of yourself and your scores will improve..
     
  6. pleaseletmepass

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    i always see an increase in my scores the day after i get laid. you should try the same.
     
  7. ertugrul

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    which scores :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  8. mesoderm

    mesoderm Junior Member

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    Wow, it worked! Thanks, guys, I got my groove back. Big time. Amazing what a little semi-breakdown does for the libido :p The secret to the best sex ever has got to be studying for step 1 and going without for a week!
     
  9. IndianBabu

    IndianBabu Senior Member

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    Hahaha mesoderm, this is very inspirational.
     
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    Wow, reading that made me flash back one month ago when I was studying hardcore. I actually read that to my fiance and she laughed because it sounded just like me.
     
  11. Teejay

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    What if you can't get somethin anywhere?
     
  12. mesoderm

    mesoderm Junior Member

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    Impossible. A$$ is everywhere. You probably just have high standards...
     
  13. GOGETA

    GOGETA SuperSaiyan

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    Dude if your getting 45 in the UW, let me tell you that my cum% was a 44 in UW and I did NBME 4 and guess what I got a 330

    2X 44+84= 172

    nbme4 330= 172

    But lately I have score more than 70 in couple of times and hitting above the 55% mark frecuentlly latelly, my cum % has rise couple of points and now that you mention it I have been ;).

    So it makes me think what would been my score if I had waited to take that NBME
     
  14. mesoderm

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    Yeah, I'm not doing NBME until I do a second read, am halfway through my first.

    I thought that #4 was pretty heavy on molecular bio. Why didn't you start with #1, the easiest?
     

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