Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors
October 29, 2013 § 2 Comments
Tensions are running high and there is no end in sight. We’ve just come over the climax of our exams in this two week period, but there are still two, or three…or four more. On Thursday we had our normal weekly lab quiz in physiology and later that night, at 19:00, we had our first biochemistry midterm, which covered bioenergetics and carbohydrate metabolism. Then it was back in the saddle to cram for Monday morning’s neuroanatomy midterm. It was our second midterm this semester and it covered microscopy of the central nervous system (neurons, how they are organized, what they do, etc).
Now it is Tuesday, and I buzzing with exhaustion. But can I rest? No, not really – we have two quizzes (as usual) in physiology on Thursday. This week’s seminar quiz in physio is on the venous circulation and cardiac biomechanics. After that, it just continues! I’ve probably lost you at this point….but I’ll still add that next week we have our Hungarian midterm and another two physiology quizzes and then it’s only a week or so before we have our next anatomy midterm and the week after that is our next biochem midterm! To sum it up, second year is pretty much 2 or more exams every week – so hold on to your seats, we’re in for a bumpy ride 🙂
Despite the high stress level, things are going well. I’ve finally come over my insomnia stage and no longer have to fight with myself to fall asleep. My scores for my exams aren’t really where I’d like them to be, but I’m passing and that makes me happy. I have to constantly remind myself – progress, not perfection! This past midterm in anatomy was a total killer for people. In Skjalg’s group, only 4 of 16 passed. No Gaussian distribution here…