Jun 14, 2012

Dear USMLE...



Josh has been studying like 10 hours a day for this stupid test and his stress level is through the roof. 

I guess it's not a stupid test.  It's like the biggest test he'll ever take in his life.  His words not mine.

But it seems practically impossible to cram two years worth of material into your head for one test.  

Since he started studying four weeks ago, he's only taken one day off. ONE.  How long can he really keep this up?

But everything is riding on this test.  You have to pass to start clinical rotations.  You have to do well to get a preferred residency.  And you have to do really stinkin' well to get a top specialty, especially coming from a Caribbean Medical School. 

Josh doesn't even know what kind of medicine he wants to go into yet, he just wants to be able to get into the one he wants to when he does know.

I feel like it's even harder to study when he's at home.  When we were in Grenada there weren't many distractions (crazy right...Caribbean island and little distractions!) but at home in Bakersfield there's family and friends, restaurants and shopping, going out of town and spending time with me.  It's tough here.

One month and four days left until T-day (Test Day).

July 18th can't come soon enough.

And I thought fourth term was bad. Ugh. 

1 comment:

  1. amen sister.
    there is light at the end of the tunnel though..... and then hope that he doesn't get a surgery rotation first :)
    Josh will do great and it will all be worth it, at least that is what everyone else is telling me, it's not yet. :)
    I updated my header, temporarily, just to please YOU!