Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Part 4C: Data Interpretation exam (my last)

Okay, so it wasn't until a few days ago i realised that this was going to be my last ever data interpretation exam (final year exams is purely EMQ/SBA and OSCEs)! It's pretty evident that i'm damn clueless about these exam things... but alas there it goes, my last ever data interpretation exam. 

So after yesterday's exam, my body didn't really know what it wanted to do.

I got home from the EMQ paper feeling utterly exhausted and wanted a good two hour mini-sleep/nap before i soldiered on with revision for the data interp. paper, but i simply just couldn't fall asleep! (i hate when that happens). So instead, half sleepy I started on some revision.. what a bad idea!

With eyelids weighing down, it ended up taking me around 4 hours to do what was very little work! But again by 11 i was too tired, and decided to hit the bed.. and yep... same thing happens! It wasn't because i was nervous or anything, I was too tired to care, and simply wanted to sleep... but every time i opened my eyes to check the time, it was getting later and later, and I wasn't getting any sleep or work done.

Guessing i fell asleep around 1, my body clock wakes me up before my alarm clock at 5am, and feeling refreshed (relatively) i cracked on with some revision, and sat my paper at 11.45am this morning.

The paper was again, fair. Anything in year 4 is game, and judging by the sort of questions that came up... care of the elderly is a perfect excuse for them to chuck in everything (ECGs, CXRs)! - that said this is meant to be the last, and the hardest data interpretation exam of my medical school years.

So with this done, just the OSCEs left to go next week! (Monday and Wednesday)

Going to thoroughly relax tonight (before having to crack on with it again tomorrow), and hope I get a little more sleep!

Monday, 15 July 2013

Part 4B: 170 EMQs/SBAs - 3 Hours

So today was the first day of exams, and what marks just 9 days left of 4th year!

The exam paper was fair.

There was a mix of the usual straight forward questions, a few sketchy ones to mess you up, and then there are the few I mess up myself by putting pen to paper before my brain has actually thought it through.

I'm not very confident with how well i'll do this year. I have really slacked, owing to a few problems going on at home, and generally a lame excuse of not having my boyfriend around, constantly breathing down my back telling me to revise the entire year.

Feeling extremely tired at the moment, and in a way, i'm really glad it will all be over soon.

Don't get me wrong, i love medical school and all, but maybe being at university for 7 years now has really taken its toll.

Data interpretation exam tomorrow - it's a quick nap and straight to revision!

 - oh and rather miffed i wasted a day revising ENT when none of it even came up! Argh!

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Not so prepared for 4th year exams

I've never really been to an exam thinking "okay, i am well prepared, and ready to kill the paper!", and this exam is no exception.

There is simply too many possible random things that can pop up (public health.. omg!), and simply put...

the more i learn the more i forget.

I thought my revision was going quite well, ticking off a lot of the topics as i went along; but my brain has failed to store the information, and at this moment in time, I feel as clueless as i was a few weeks ago.

It's nice to think, that after these exams, we'll pass the year and become the finalists (i don't want to jinx things, but this day can't come any sooner!), but before i can even start day dreaming about it... there are these huge exams next week which are pretty darn scary! 

Back to cramming.