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I feel like all year I've been going on and on about how wonderful third year is. Well, sadly, I realize now why they gave us such a break last semester! As January trudges on, I steadily become more and more nervous for Part 1 of National Boards! It's definitely a stressful process, but at least here at SCO they really do give us plenty of time off to study.
As of now, I get done at 10:30 three days a week. On these days I've been going to the library and trying to get in at least five hours of studying a day. The other two days a week I have clinic, so I'm still able to get some valuable patient encounters in. These days I just try to get a couple of hours of studying in. Every morning we have what we call "board review" which is where our past professors come in and give us a crash course on whats really important to know for boards from the subjects they taught. Aside from that, a lot of my classmates are taking a review course from a company call KMK which has proved to be very helpful.
Although studying is stressful, there's definitely still fun stuff going on around the school. This weekend is our annual Eye Ball which I'm really excited about. They're having it at a really fancy place down town so it'll definitely give everyone a chance to wind down and just have a good time and a break from all the studying.
Well, I really thinks that about all I've been up to so far this semester. I better get going. Lots of studying to do! Wish me luck!