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Exam 1 survived

So, I survived exam 1.

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It…wasn’t as bad as I was expecting, though it certainly wasn’t “fun.” I suppose that’s good, as I’m going to have one every month, but I don’t want to think about that right now.  Exam thoughts immediately after: not all that representative and some lectures were just not there at all, and there was some strange stuff on there that I wasn’t expecting.  In my opinion some questions were a bit unclear, but I don’t think it was an inherently “unfair” exam.

Also, there are “challenge cards” which you could fill out to challenge a question that you thought was unfair, which is a nice feature that certainly didn’t exist in undergrad! I didn’t fill any out, mostly because I’m lazy, but several people filled out several, so I guess we’ll see if anything comes of it.  If I failed this exam (and it’s a possibility, because this one was hard to gauge) then I get to do a rewrite on October 14th, where the exam is 65% the same and 35% new questions.  I don’t want to have to rewrite, but it wouldn’t be the end of the world if I had to, which I think is a healthy attitude.

Right now though, I’m trying not to fall asleep in this lecture and enjoying actually having the first one over with.  It’s always nicer to know what the monster looks like before you fight it, so to speak, and now at least I do.  Tonight, the class is planning to go out and celebrate at one of the many bars here in St. John’s.  My plans for tonight?

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But, you know, with significantly less pregnancy 😉

3 Comments »

  1. I’m glad you survived your first exam! I’ve just started medical school (well, more or less) in the United States and last week I had my first Anatomy exam too. It’s a lot to learn but we’ll both get through it!

    • Me too! I checked your blog and you’re in a 6 year program right out of high school huh? That sounds like a really great opportunity, and I hope you enjoy it! I think it’ll pass so much quicker than you think! Thanks for commenting 🙂

      • Yeah, the program I’m in is a bit intense, but what med school isn’t? I love being here and I’m trying to enjoy every bit of it. And from your blog it sounds like you’re having a great time too! (On a side note, I couldn’t agree more about the feeling you get when wearing a white coat. It’s incredible.) Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope to hear from you some more!

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