Posts tagged stress

Study Week

I expect I will not be posting very much over the course of the coming week as the MCCQE part 1 is fast approaching. I thank you all for your patience and understanding.

I hope to see you all on the other side.

Sincerely,
Tom of the Medical State of Mind

Worst case scenario.
Despite my best preparations, there will always be questions that catch me off guard: a situation based question, a philosophical question, an ethical dilemmas. I have already stumbled through these questions during my CaRMS interviews; with practice and experience, hopefully less so.

Worst case scenario.

Despite my best preparations, there will always be questions that catch me off guard: a situation based question, a philosophical question, an ethical dilemmas. I have already stumbled through these questions during my CaRMS interviews; with practice and experience, hopefully less so.

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Possibly by Andrea Guerra.

This has been a tremendously difficult time for me. CaRMS has continued to be the top story of the week. There have been good news and bad news. Everyone is stressed and that is a bad environment to find yourself in. Whatever happens, I need to stay positive.

OSCE Passed.
Nervousness gave way to relief as I opened the email and reviewed my OSCE results. I passed. While I did not perform as poorly as I had anticipated, there were areas where I could improve upon. But that is for another day. I slinked back into the chair, closed my eyes and felt the tension in my body melt away.

OSCE Passed.

Nervousness gave way to relief as I opened the email and reviewed my OSCE results. I passed. While I did not perform as poorly as I had anticipated, there were areas where I could improve upon. But that is for another day. I slinked back into the chair, closed my eyes and felt the tension in my body melt away.

Inspired by a “stress reduction kit” I saw at my preceptor’s office, I decided to draft a silly stress reduction kit of my own, one that probably is more in line with how stress can feel like sometimes for a student.

Inspired by a “stress reduction kit” I saw at my preceptor’s office, I decided to draft a silly stress reduction kit of my own, one that probably is more in line with how stress can feel like sometimes for a student.

The Night Before

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.

Colours In The Sky by Miami Horror featuring Cleopold.

I am going to the hospital library to study for my upcoming clinical exam this weekend. This is my motivational song of the day.

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That moment…

When you begin to second guess your crucial documentation during your application process. When you misread the submission guidelines about what needs to be included. When you make the mistake of speaking to a classmate about his CaRMS application.

It. Changes. Everything.

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I Feel That Too by Jessie Baylin.

Today, I received a call from a close friend and classmate on rotation across the province. It was a unexpected but pleasant surprise. We took a moment to catch up with how our respective electives were going thus far. Of course, the conversation eventually turned to CaRMS and we shared a collective groan.

"This is like applying to medical school all over again…but ten times over."

"Yeah, I feel that way too."

Stressed Out.
The CaRMS application deadline is fast approaching next week and I have yet to finish all of my letters of intent. While I could furiously work on that at my leisure, what is beyond my control are my letters of reference. Although, I have given reminders and received assurances, two key reference letters are still pending.
In addition, I have only recently come to realize how soon my next OSCE is and I have yet to study for it.
Colour me anxious.

Stressed Out.

The CaRMS application deadline is fast approaching next week and I have yet to finish all of my letters of intent. While I could furiously work on that at my leisure, what is beyond my control are my letters of reference. Although, I have given reminders and received assurances, two key reference letters are still pending.

In addition, I have only recently come to realize how soon my next OSCE is and I have yet to study for it.

Colour me anxious.