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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tomorrow is the day

So the time has come to finally take Step 1. It's been nearly 7 weeks of on-off but dedicated prep, and just about 2 years of learning med school stuff. I think enough of my energies have been expended on this test, and tomorrow will be the end.

I'm feeling pretty good right now. I did a quick cram this morning of stuff I care to forget - embryology,  some behavioral science stuff, helminths, etc. By midday I called it quits and did other stuff. Mowed the lawn, spent time with my wife. In about 30 mins, the computers and devices are going off and I'm going to chill out for the night. Dinner, some meditation and some Bible reading with the Mrs. Get to bed, then hopefully fall fast asleep so I can get to tomorrow morning sooner.

Taking this test marks the end of one of phase of my training and the beginning of another. I'm looking forward to devoting my time and energy to new pursuits, and without the burden of studying for Step, I'll be free to do all those things. More on that after tomorrow.

To those who have been following this series, I thank you. After I get my results, I'll do a post-mortem and see how my somewhat unconventional methodology fared.

Until next time...


  1. Good luck tomorrow! You've worked hard, and I am sure it will pay off!