Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Quote of the Day

"If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."

Thomas Edison

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

1000 mark!

I'm at my half way point. It's been almost 4 weeks of studying, and I have exactly 4 weeks until my exam. I'm doing well, and I've done over 1000 questions. I have 1000 questions more of the question bank, and then I'm going to do them all over again. I've hit a good groove with studying, I'm a little embarassed to say that I actually enjoy it. It's like running intervals, after you do it a few times, you know its good for you, so you learn to love it. I can tell that every hour of studying I put in, I'm going to be a more knowledgeable doctor for it. It's not even that I don't mind it, I like it! I can just tell how much I'm learning every day, connecting the dots, understanding therapies. A great feeling!

I'm also very impressed with my Stanford education thus far. Stanford really does focus on the important stuff, and then gives us the time and flexibility to memorize all the little details necessary to ace the USMLE Exam. I'm looking forward to starting clerkships in the end of June-I get to start with pediatrics! How fortunate!!

Back to questions for me. Chai tea latte anyone?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Inspiring words from Marie Curie

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."

Marie Curie

Preparing for this test is a beast, so I find much inspiration in optimistic words spoken by Marie Curie, the first female professor at the University of Paris and the first person to win 2 Nobel Prizes.