Day 22-30 (& beyond): Keep on truckin’
Boards has consumed my life until June 12th. I will post my progress in studying here, along with updates on sanity. New stuff is in bold! Thanks for bearing with me, wish me luck!
5/23- Today was the first day I’ve woken up smiling in a long time. Happy pills have kicked in and whats even better…my tooth doesn’t hurt anymore!
5/24- I devoted my day to Heart and celebrated with finally watching the season finale of Heroes.
5/25- Its a little frustrating to figure out a better way of studying after a week, but at least I figured it out at all. Phys and Pharm and Anatomy are a bit daunting to devote a day each to (try to remember the anatomy of the WHOLE body…right now! ACK!), so I’ve switched to system-based. Today I’m learning every aspect of the lung and I’ll try to catch up on the other subjects involving the heart today & tomorrow.
5/26- I had gun class to go to today so didn’t get much done except finished up leftover heart stuff. It was a nice break for my brain.
5/27- Good news: I rocked ass today on studying and got the call- I’m gonna be a bridesmaid…Bad news: my computer died! Help!
5/28- Good news: I have a lead on getting the comp fixed tomorrow and Josh fixed the shower drain…Bad news: productivity suffered w/o the comp. I couldn’t listen to lectures, so I decided to study the rest of Micro & OMM b/c they had been weak areas when doing Qbank.
5/29- All good news today- phase 1 of 2 is completed in getting the computer fixed, all systems are go for house-hunting in Denver this weekend, I got done with all of OMM & Immuno, and we discovered strawberry cookies & cream icecream
5/30- Ok, so the computer fixing has turned into a 3 phase deal. At least I have a working computer, now we just need internet. B/c of this fiasco and me planning for this weekend, I didn’t get much done today and I feel like a total slug. This was the week I was supposed to step it up to make up for going to Denver this weekend. So much for that…hopefully tomorrow though. Aw, ever the optimist.
5/31- Whoo! I’ve been up since 9am running around like crazy trying to get things ready for the weekend. Wish us luck house hunting!
6/3 I left Denver at 9am this morning. Its 10:30pm now and I just got back. Yeesh. But I’m back in town now and the trip went great. Colorado was beautiful, we had fun with our new friends and their puppy Bella, and we found a house to rent. Its not 100% finalized so I don’t want to get all excited until then. As for boards, didn’t get much done except some Pharm flashcards and GI physio but I am redoubling my efforts this week. See you bright and early!
6/4 Its so good to sleep in my own bed and be with the pups again, but I miss Colorado already. The computer issue has now turned into 4 phases, the latest being that we now have an internet connection but the computer doesn’t have any internet activity. Grrr, at least I was somewhat productive today. And hey, commenters, thanks alot, I’ll respond on a study break one of these days.
6/5 Its down to the wire, only one week left. Luckily I’m only about one day behind schedule for studying. Today I mostly finished up bits and pieces of various things, and got started on neuro. Hopefully I can find the notes I needed and can finish it tomorrow b/c after that I commence the 4 straight days of Qbank and practice tests. Weee!
6/6 Ugh…brain…dead…too much brain. I got through most of neuro today and the associated drugs. There are a few things I still need to go through but I suppose there always will be something I missed and not be 100% on. But yay, the sit down and study portion is finally done.
6/8 Not much happened yesterday except I did like 50% of Qbank and then went a little loopy. All the testing made me realize some pretty big gaps in knowledge so I’ve been focusing on them today. Which is really hard b/c I am really at the end of my rope for studying. Every day the same thing! Only a few more days…
Boards studying checklist
-Comlex Qbank check
-USMLE Qbank check
-Comlex Qbank check
Infectious Diseases check
Bates Cardiology check
COMLEX OMM Review check
NBOME in library
Practice Comlex online
50% done, avg ~65%
DAY 1 check
DAY 2 check
DAY 3 check
DAY 4 check
DAY 5 check
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