When multiple friends completely unload all of their study tips and advice to me about boards thinking it’ll help my preparation

Thanks dudes but sometimes too many tips and advice are NOT helpful and forces me to say…

And now here’s my own advice that I’m following to prepare for boards: Ignore everyone and just do YOU!

At the end of the day, you know yourself best and what works well.  It’s easy to allow everybody else’s panic, anxiety, thoughts and advice to overwhelm you because I almost started to let it affect me too.

Now when a friend asks me if I want his/her advice or recommendations about boards I simply say: “No thank you!” 🙂

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After my 3rd visit of the day to the coffee shop…

Son-of-a-biscuit eater!!I thought I finally kicked my addiction to coffee and caffeine, but alas that damn monkey on my back is being a tougher pusher-man than before.

Despite already being burnt out prior to this point, the combination of taking research classes, doing a clinic shift, studying for boards, apartment hunting, and just trying to take care of myself (as well as others) has more than taken its toll. And the screwed up part of this is it’s the Summer!  This is what happens when you aim to complete two degrees and an additional certificate program in 4 years!

Am I crazy? You bet!

Do I like the challenge and torturing myself this way? I imagine probably so on a subconscious level 😉

What’s the next step? For you to quit sitting here and reading this and go find me a damn coffee IV! 🙂

Haha, sorry for that last comment…that was the “monkey on my back” talking. You guys know I loovvveee you!

 

 

What I wish my brain would do for boards studying

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However, this is what it really is

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Starting summer classes, boards studying, and clinic shift after returning from vacation

Play time’s over, Vitamin Ray!! Makes me feel like Leroy when he’s about to get his butt kicked by Sho’nuff!!

I need to get that “Glow” so I can become the “Mastah” (Master)!!**

**Clip from The Last Dragon movie in case my analogies went over your head 😉

Finishing my last day as a ND2

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Here’s to being 50% a doctor! And my advice for moving forward?

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When life starts to get TOO real and scary, I sometimes think…

Well folks, I registered for my first set of medical boards (NPLEX Part I  [MD equivalent is STEP I]) today. I take them on August 6th. As I typed in my credit card info to pay the $150 application/registration fee plus $350 for the actual test (that’s right, $450 for a damn TEST), I had the sudden desire to go back to my mother’s womb when the idea of life seemed way more simple. Hahaha, I know I’m not the only one who wants to go back!! I just remember that challenges make us better and stronger human beings. Cheers to living life…the good, the bad…and the ugly! Amen!