Thursday, May 31, 2007
Finish line . . . so close, yet so far
I have to say that I am thoroughly looking forward to exams being over.
Walking around uni near the other medical students, you can tell that everybody is on edge. People are more rushed than usual, less chatty and sometimes appear rather shrill and desperate. Or perhaps it is just me.
Last night I missed several of my favourite TV shows because I was busy doing past exam papers, and I didn't even notice. I didn't even take the time to record them. Stress.
You can tell why we are all terrified - none of us have ever done a medical exam before. There is an infinite amount of information that we COULD learn if we had forever. The aim is to learn as much as possible and understand it enough to be able to either pass the exam or excell, depending on what kind of person you are.
I don't want to blitz the thing (but if this happens, I wouldn't complain), but I would like a good, solid pass.
My ultimate nightmare is opening up that exam paper and not knowing a damn thing. I haven't started to have nightmares yet. I will probably start to have them after the exam is over and done with, and I'm trying to relax on my holidays. I think we had better all get used to exams, as it will be our lives for the next twelve or more years. Joy.