Day 234: Ready, set, Cardio!

Today’s inane image of the day:

This was the view from Starbucks when I was in California… definitely was a fan of the palm trees and mountainous horizon!

Not quite sure if my title makes much sense, but hey, let’s just go along with it. Alas, the last week+ has been filled with EKGs, pharmacology and trying to determine what I don’t know. One of the hardest things to adjust to [at least for me] has been the fact that I can never really know what to expect. With this exam being an NBME one, at least I know these are standardized questions that are unlikely to test minutiae that appeared in one slide and diseases that only affect 1 in 1,000,000,000,000 individuals [just kidding — our exams have never been that bad] [plus, I think the Boards actually like those diseases because they’re more readily identifiable and thus, testable].

We have our Anatomy Practical Examination today and our Final Exam on Friday. Hopefully, all goes well!

On another note, a popular topic around the blogosphere has been about maintaining an online presence as a medical student. I hope to expand on my own views in the near-ish future [don’t expect this website to be taken down anytime soon!], but I’ll leave you with “5 Reasons Mind on Med Won’t Disappear for Interviews,” “My Social Media Manifesto,” and one of my favorites, “Pioneering Unchartered Territory.”

Happy Tuesday!