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Oh wow, I missed an entire rotation of updating. Oops. Sorry everyone. My last rotation kept me busy, but mainly I’ve been studying for my national boards licensing exam. Next Monday will determine whether or not I can practice medicine. It’s a little scary to think about how quickly this snuck up on me. It seems like yesterday I had plenty of time to study and prepare and now I have a week. Eeep!

My studying has consisted mostly of taking practice quizzes and reading notes on an online review site. I’m hoping this will be enough. If my scores are an indicator of anything, I should pass. Of course, there is no guarantee on anything. Hence why I’m starting to feel the pressure. I feel like I have a lot still to get through and now I’m almost out of time. So it’s a little scary. We shall see how things go.

The worst part? I won’t know if I passed for about 2 months.


I start my next rotation tomorrow.  I managed to do very well on my anesthesia exam, so I’m hoping for a decent grade.  I start Community Practice tomorrow which, despite being the most like what I want to do with my life, the rotation itself somewhat scares me.  Lots of busy work, from my understanding.  Hopefully it won’t be too bad.

Yesterday was a fantastic day.  In the morning, I got to go on a B-17 flight with my dad.  That was really cool.  It’s the 2nd time we’ve had the opportunity to do this, so it’s very special to me.  Then, after spending the day with my parents, I went to a Halloween party at my professor’s house with two of my really good friends.  I had a lot of fun doing all the makeup for our costumes.  I even got to do a butterfly mask for one of my friends!  The party was tons of fun too.  It could only have been better if we’d made it to the haunted house we’d planned to go to.

And I am thoroughly enjoying the end of daylight savings time.