T-Minus 7 Days

Only seven days left before I take my boards.  I just can’t stop thinking that next week at this time, I will be done!

Studying for boards has been such a long process.  I finally feel like I am getting the hang of practice questions.  Many of the topics I have seen about a dozen times, so I can answer them in about five seconds.  But there are still questions that trip me up.  More often than not, I forget to read something or make a stupid mistake.  So the more I study, the more frustrated I get because I miss questions that I should get right.

Overall, though, I feel ready.  I need these last few days to finish up the sections I have yet to go through a second time.  And I still have a fair amount of practice questions left in my question bank to get through.  I am not really nervous yet; I am just dreading the actual test.  I know how tired I get going through questions, so eight hours straight of questions is going to be really grueling.  And the more tired I get, the more I make silly mistakes.

I am also a little nervous that I am taking the test so far along in my pregnancy.  It is hard to sit for long periods of time, so I will definitely have to battle leg cramps, baby kicks, and the constant pressure of a baby sitting on my bladder.  If I don’t get a DVT, the day will really be a success.  I just hope Baby Howie is as ready as I am.

I haven’t decided what I will do to celebrate when I am done.  A cold beer sounds nice, but obviously that is out of the question.  I think I will treat myself to a nice burrito and an horchata from one of my favorite fast food restaurants back in Nebraska…and then maybe go shopping and buy myself something.  Who knows.  I think the real treat will just be getting to stop studying.

A few days of break, and then it will be time to pack up our apartment and get ready for the REAL test…moving to Arizona and having a baby!!

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About emilyehoward

My name is Emily, and I am a first year Internal Medicine Resident in Phoenix, Arizona. I live with my husband Nicholas and my daughter Anika. And I hope you enjoy my blog!
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6 Responses to T-Minus 7 Days

  1. Jodi schulte says:

    Good luck Emily!

  2. Mom says:

    Saying a Pentecostal size Novena for perfect answers!

  3. peachylau says:

    Good luck!! I looooove horchata, it will definitely be a nice treat!

  4. drzawg says:

    Good Luck to you !

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