Life After Step II

After a solid month or so of strenuous preparation for my nine-hour long Step 2 CK board exam, I can finally say that I’m OFFICIALLY DONE with that test!! As you may or may not have read last week, I had started to get sick of constantly answering and reviewing questions. My motivation to study […]

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Déjà Vu

I’ve been having some serious déjà vu as of late. Waking up at the same time every morning to complete multiple UWorld question blocks only to have to spend most of my afternoon reviewing my answers and related material…hmmm, sounds familiar doesn’t it? However, unlike my Step 1 preparation, preparing for this exam has not been […]

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Life After Step

It’s OVER!! I made it to the light! I’ve finally completed the USMLE Step 1 Exam!!! WHOOOOO-HOOOOOO!!!!! It’s been almost a week since I took the exam, so I’ve had some time to process the surreal feeling that came with finally finishing it. After I wrote last week’s post, I got some snacks for the […]

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Stepping Into The Light

THIS IS IT!  It has ALL come down to this!! Liberation Day is finally upon us!!! (Well, upon me that is.) My performance on tomorrow’s 8-hour long, 280 question exam will be the result of all the endless studying I’ve committed damn near all of my waking hours to these past five weeks. Even more […]

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Stepping Up To The Pressure

I’m about eight days out from taking my Step exam… And I’m just about over this insanely repetitive lifestyle of intense daily studying. To be real, I highkey just want to take this test and move on with my life. It’s cool and all to be able to synthesize everything I’ve ever learned plus more and to think […]

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Appreciating the Steps to Step

Liberation Day (Test Day -April 10th) is sneaking up on me faster than I expected it to…which just means that I’ll be free even sooner than I expected to be! I’m only two weeks away from taking Step and to tell the truth, I’m much more calmer about it than I ever thought I would […]

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Stepping Towards Improvement

I don’t think I’ve ever studied this hard in my entire life. Like, I’ve really been putting major hours in ever since this study block started. The only thing that comes to mind to compare this amount of studying to is the summer that I studied for the MCAT…but even that pales in comparison to […]

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No Time For Baby Steps

Shoutout to Daylight Savings Time for completely disorienting me this morning. I woke up at 7:30 this morning real confused after my alarm went off…then I remembered that we sprung forward an hour, meaning that I lost an hour of sleep. Smh. So in my half-asleep state, I decided to be nice to myself and […]

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Keeping Steady as Time Flies

2017 is already looking like it’s about to be a fast year. Like, it’s already the middle of January and I feel like I just did the countdown to New Years’ last night! As a matter of fact, I may have said this before but second-year has been SPEEDING by really fast. When you’re always […]

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Shifting Gears

Any of y’all know the difference between Leukemia and Lymphoma? I thought I did…until last week happened. I really had no idea how complex these cancers were. Like, you don’t just have leukemia. It’s broken up into various subtypes such as acute myelogenous leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia and chronic lymphoblastic leukemia. Same with […]

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