...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.