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Well, that's encouraging... - Nobody wears a white coat any more...
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
Well, that's encouraging...
Stopped by campus to check my mailbox, since it's on the way from French Lick and I knew our Family Practise exam results were going to be in. Raw score: 71. Mean is 74.1, high of 81, low of 66. I'm pretty sure that a passing score in FP was either 60 or 70%, and I know it wasn't any higher than that, so I'm content to have passed. Good enough, although I wanted to at least make the mean. Maybe I should've studied more. Would it have helped?
Part of me is screaming and sobbing that I should stop being so bloody content with mediocrity. But the rest of me shrugs its shoulders. I just don't want to sacrifice my life to get high scores.
Also in: my OSCE results. There I'm in no danger. Only one score below the mean, with a z-score of -0.53 (Someone with recent stats want to remind me how z-scores are calculated?), that being the one where I know I got some of the post-encounter questions wrong; the rest above the mean, z-scores between +0.08 and +1.27. Final overall score: +0.43. That's good enough for me - I'm beating the mean there.
Ad in my box for a new kind of penlight, wondering what it's all about, and whether any penlight is worth $30. Also a book on Managing Contraception, someone must've given it to one of the groups I'm a member of. And finally, and most wonderfully, I have the P-notes for fall loans. I love fall loans. So it was a worthwhile endeavour to stop here at campus, even if I was completely bewildered by the free parking on Sundays. (At least I think that if you can't get a ticket, and the gate is up, you get in free...)

Evening shift tonight, overnight from 7 to 3 or 8 to 4, depending on when I go. Afternoon shift from 3-11 tomorrow, and then 8-4 on Tuesday, and that ends my FP rotation.

I start next Monday the 4th of August in Indy, and will apparently be down there until the 13th, when I come back for two weeks in Fort Wayne. Things are starting to get weird

RP group:I will attempt to work out RP issues, and I do plan on getting you all through the campaign by the time my schedule becomes impossible. We may have some late or skipped weekends, depending on what I have to do.

Business completed here, I am on my way to get lunch, then back to Fort Wayne and the dysfunctional cablemodem. I'll see you when I see you, all. Whenever the damn thing works.

now feeling:: anxious anxious
now hearing:: TV in the background

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daimones From: daimones Date: July 27th, 2003 11:02 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Uh. z-scores are like, based off the mean, essentially. A z is some unit of measure from mean. Used to measure probabilities and whatnot...bell curve, normal distribution, I think.

Carry on, bravo!
From: clypheous Date: July 27th, 2003 02:07 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
If I recall my stats class correctly, z-scores are based off the standard deviation. I'd need to actually find my stats book to tell you what percentile each of those scores would put you in, but regardless it sounds like you're doing quite well.

As for things starting to get weird in your schedule, I'm sure it'll seem like barely an instant, considering how busy you are, before you're back in a nice steady, boring routine again.
dragoni82 From: dragoni82 Date: July 28th, 2003 01:12 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)


I just graded for stats last quarter, so I've had a nice, recent refresher course.
Z Score is (X - XBar ) / s ... (your score - mean )/standard dev. for the sample
If you knew std. deviation and mean, you could figure out your score... I guess what you're probably looking for is your rank, though, right?
... My math puts that as the 30th percentile. (If you want to check my math, go HERE.
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