Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Day 2168: Tests and tracks

I got B4! Here is my schedule for next year:
  • July 1 - August 15: Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • August 16 - September 30: Psychiatry/Neurology
  • October 1 - October 31: RPM (anesthesiology, emergency medicine)
  • November 1 - November 30: Family medicine
  • December 1 - December 23: Vacation/Elective (hopefully urology!)
  • January 2 - February 28: Internal medicine
  • March 1 - April 30: Surgery
  • May 1 - June 30: Pediatrics
My pathology exam was awful. Everyone thought the test was infinitely harder than it should have been and this is why I hate med school exams. They test you on the most minute crap that is not covered on our board exams. Why would I bother learning it if I won't retain it a) anyway and b) for the actual exam that matters? Ugh. I didn't do horribly on the test. I would have liked to do better but seeing as how I could have failed (it was that hard), I'm pretty happy with my grade.

Anyhoo, I'm at research right now. Chatting with my boss about the direction of healthcare, talking about his stint on TV (telling people how to avoid frostbite) and chatting with the research assistants. I enrolled more patients today so that's exciting! Getting people for our study and using mi espaƱol.