I have a full weekend of clinical exams ahead of me and I have spent the better part of this week preparing for it. It was about time I started to feel the pre-show jitters. A couple of dry runs through some scenarios today left me unsure if I would be up to the task. Tomorrow, we will see.
Overall it was actually a very straight forward and easy exam. And that just makes it all the more painful when my nerves get the best of me and I miss the easy points.
Square yourself away and get your act together, brain!
Yesterday, I was a groomsmen in a wedding. Even among the wedding party, we had doctors and doctors to be. Though we may not have always been acquainted, it was a strange thought to have so many of us in the same network of people.
Tangibly, I felt I had joined the ranks of a culture that connects me with other like-minded individuals, more than I had ever thought. A “six degrees of separation” in true form.
I was in their company. Sharing some stories with the doctors-to-be from other schools, there was a great reassurance that our lives ran parallel to each other, that we were all making the same journey, that everything would be okay.