Where's the awesome???
Fourth year of medical school is supposed to be the promised land after years of slogging through the pre-reqs, the pre-clinicals and the core clinical rotations. My EM rotations over the summer were PHENOMENAL and I will share my stories
when they're not subject to search and seizure by the programs that I've applied to...not that I'm paranoid much in due time.
However, Geri put the brakes on the momentum of the year, subsequently derailed by
the neurosis of residency applications, Step 2CK studying and the onset of acute lack-of-time-and-money-itis. So instead of being that cool and confident 4th year who's partying and putting his ducks in a row, I'm just that mildly out-of-shape dude in scrubs who looks perpetually over-caffeinated and sleep deprived from checking his email constantly and only talks about USMLE World (TM) questions and interviews. (Maybe they'll give me some cash for dropping their name???).
I stuck out the rest of Geri without very much
So now I'm slacking my way through a week of Anesthesia (actually lot of fun!) and a week of Rehabilitation (Physiatry) before my Step 2CK exam in the middle of October. If you remember, I'm a big fan of preparing for standardized exams. Fortunately, I have a couple of hours to distract myself in the clinic before pounding out 2 hours of questions every night. I'm about 1/2 way through my prep and my scores are pretty much all over the place still...depending on how tired I am while taking it...but I'm consistently sucking in Peds and Psych. My current plan is to focus my studying on the weaker stuff in hopes of picking up easy points, but we'll see how that goes.
Anyway, I'll continue my infrequent and vague postings as my life rolls along, I hit the interview trail and tick off the days left in medical school. I'm sure there will be some fun stories to share...