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Flunkology

Well I just took the midterm in orthopedics and it was a very tough exam. If I passed, it was by the skin of my teeth, but I suspect that quite a few in the class did worse than me. The test was entirely case studies, with lots of medicalese in use.....it was a fluency test as much as anything. Do you know what all these acronyms mean? I am lucky in that I am old enough to have learned some of this by living. But I am still flunking. I guess I need to study about twice as hard. I just got my latest pathology quiz back from my mailbox and I flunked it, 13/20. I do not have time for a personal life. Every minute that I spend doing anything but studying is a detriment to my ability to pass this program. I am not allowed to eat, sleep, or spend time with my partner. That is the irony of medical school: that is requires us to become completely ill and imbalanced.

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neptunia67
Oct. 23rd, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
Man, that sounds rough. I can't believe how hard it is, I could never do it. I hope you can hang in there. But I'd understand if you couldn't!
liveonearth
Oct. 23rd, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
It's ridiculous, frankly. My health is suffering, and my debt is already 40x larger than it has ever been in my whole life. I wonder about my sanity. But then again, they can't/won't flunk all of us....so there has to be some way that I can pass, because I am firmly in the middle of the pack, and if they flunk me, they're flunking out half of their money bags.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 24th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
PLUS...
AND you have to get a 75% or higher on this exam to pass the class. Yeaaah, we'll see what happens to us. In the meantime, it's all CPD lab. Can I look up your nose tomorrow?
love LEAH!
liveonearth
Oct. 24th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
Re: PLUS...
While you're looking up my nose we can talk about remediation.
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