Tomorrow’s the big day! Although Step 2 may seem less important than Step 1 in terms of choosing specialties, the idea of a nine-hour exam is still pretty frightening and I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it. I remember being told during my MCAT course to always take the day off before every big exam and I have to admit, I’ve always studied the day before every standardized test. I think a huge part of it was lack of confidence mixed with anxiety and insufficient studying during my dedicated study periods.
I did a better job for Step 1 and spent most of the day in a big hotel bed eating ice cream and watching Netflix but I still had my Pathoma and Sketchy Medical open. This time around, I’m less panick-y and more confident in the knowledge that I’ve acquired in the last 5 weeks of studying. I think that confidence is a huge part of taking any standardized test and although I still have things I haven’t memorized, I want to be as calm and confident as I can be before my exam tomorrow.
So today I’ve decided that I will pack a great lunch for the exam break, have pho and sushi with my family, watch some Netflix, and go to bed early! I am cool and confident. I’m ready for this.