So I took my turn final and I walked out feeling like I wasn’t going to pass it. You know that feeling like life is over, especially since they used a NBME exam! I got my results and I feel really good! I did actually quite well considering that I haven’t started boards studying yet. I am I’m very proud of myself for all of the work that I put in. Quite a few of my classmates decided to shrug it off and start studying for boards but I studied for this one. I wasn’t sure about how I was going to study but I basically did a lot of questions from all of the different systems and I also took my first practice step 1 exam so that I would have a baseline. I guess the biggest thing for me is I’m just scared of what’s to come. How am I going to improve? How do I work for 4 weeks consistently on 2 full years worth of material?
Over the next couple weeks you guys won’t hear much for me. I will be studying in a hole in my home but I’ll give you an update about halfway through. I’ll also give you an update when it’s all over and trust me I’m excited for this hurdle to be over. Everyone is stressing out about what study program they’re going to use with which study schedule, even if they’re going to sleep or not and it’s just so much. The biggest thing for us right now passing step one and being on the other side of all this will be a huge relief!