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Happy (almost) Thanksgiving, everyone!
Fall semester is winding down, and I think I speak for a lot of my classmates when I say Thanksgiving break cannot get here soon enough! That being said, this semester has really been an enjoyable one for me. I’m finally feeling a little bit more confident in clinic, classes are interesting and manageable, and the weather in Memphis has finally cooled down a bit.
We just finished our second midterm week of the semester, and this will be our final one as 3rd years. Next semester, because of Boards, we will only do tests on a class-by-class basis. We will still have a finals week, but nothing in the middle of the semester. I must say, after 2.5 years of test weeks, I’m ready to be done with them. As a third year, we only have had 3 tests during the week (versus 7 as a 2nd year!), but our schedules are more hectic with clinic sometimes going until 7:00 in the evening the night before an exam. It will be strange to not have tests all at once next semester, but I think I will appreciate it since the majority of free time will be spent studying for boards anyway.
I am planning on flying home for Thanksgiving break next week, and beginning my boards studying at that time. We will all take it in March, and it’s a terrifyingly daunting task at this point. Everything we’ve learned since starting 2 years ago will be on the exam, and I’m hoping it will all come back to me once I start reviewing!
Thanks for following along with during this semester! I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted on the next few weeks and the beginning of the NBEO process.