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Nobody wears a white coat any more...
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
A quick update.
I should be in bed. Angel is waiting.

The Radiology exam went well, stunningly so, it seemed. I was glad I hadn't waisted the time studying - it was, as promised, a test of the material we learned in the lectures that would stay with us. A fair test, and not at all difficult.

Meeting went quite well with the group from the FMSIG. Drove home and caught the midnight showing of Spider-Man 2, after scolding Angel for not inviting Lily and Dash, who apparently hadn't been online to ask. Went to bed at 02:30.

Today I finished another NMS test with a 73.3%, which is a score I can live with. My video card fan died the other day; my video output was all flashy and weird and when we got to the part of the troubleshooting algorithm that involved reseating hardware I discovered the fan on the card wasn't turning at all, and I nearly burned my fingers on it. So my brand-new nVidia FX5900 came in the mail. I got to plug my brand-new 17" flat-screen monitor into it and talk Angel into taking advantage of Best Buy's sale on RAM to upgrade both computers to 1 GB. I got to play WoW for maybe ten minutes, and then the power supply gave out. So tomorrow it's off to A+ Computers to buy a new power supply. I sink a lot of money into
I have a better video setup than Angel, right now. Neenerneenerneener.

Tomorrow: Study hard, finish going over my test and do another, look at all the notes I've taken and decide how best to spend the rest of the week. I can't wait for this to be done with so I can really relax.

Angel, as I said, is waiting.

now feeling:: annoyed annoyed

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ecchikun From: ecchikun Date: July 1st, 2004 06:37 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
I'm still envious of the video card. Bastards couldn't bring that particular model out when I bought my 5700 Ultra (and paid more for it) . . .

This last week (not calendar) has just been like a Dead Fan Regatta. I'm getting paranoid now. If something on Urd-dono dies, I'm screwed essentially.
numair From: numair Date: July 1st, 2004 09:34 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
(gigglefits) You said neener..thrice!

<_< that's all for now :p
erichowens From: erichowens Date: July 3rd, 2004 10:40 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
All these acronyms, for tests, that you use just scare the hell out of me. Also the tests themselves... I realize all learning is exponential, and that it should be understandable something as far away for me as medical school would be just as intimidating as say Calculus would've been for me five years ago. But by the time you get there, using the same reliable study skills (adapted as needed), it all works out?

You see, I think I'm a bright kid, but somehow I worry I'll float through college and all the premed requirements and enjoy life as a whole and grow as a person-- then get to medical school, and discover some fatal flaw in my perspicacity that makes medical school not compatible with my brain and I just start so suck... in your experience, is that possible?

(I felt like ranting. Congrats on kicking ass on your tests, by the way)
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: July 3rd, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
I breezed through high school and college; the only class I had trouble with was biochem.
I had a great time and enjoyed life.

I failed first-year anatomy due to having no clue what I was getting into. There were times in the first two years when the only thing that kept me going was the fear of defaulting on my loans. And I'm still convinced I suck.

It's going to happen. Nothing and no-one can prepare you for medical school, so don't worry about it. You'll find out what you have in you when you get there.
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: July 3rd, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
(Oh, and if you go back to my second-year stuff...)

There's no way to prepare for that kind of pressure :)
turnberryknkn From: turnberryknkn Date: July 3rd, 2004 11:08 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Luck with the exam!
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