Daily Archives: July 28, 2014


First Shifting Exam Week 3rd Year Edition

I’ve been putting off writing because I want to dedicate a good amount of time in crafting a nice piece – mostly about how I’m loving third year med so far – but that would take a good hour or two. And I don’t have a good hour or two. All I have is this idle ten or so minutes, while my transes are printing, and while I’m preparing myself for a long night ahead.

It’s the first shifting exam week this year. Remember a similar post when I was a first year?

We took our first two exams today – Pediatrics in the morning, and Gynecology right after lunch. Crazy how we were welcomed into this long week with approximately 200 case-based questions. We may not have expected it, but we weren’t surprised either. We are third years after all. At this level, we should have less of memorizing fleeting details, and more of taking fundamental concepts and applying them – even just on pen and paper (for now).

I admit it was tiring to read longer questions than usual, and I found myself either sleeping, doodling, or singing (yes) from time to time – but deep inside, I think that those were two of the best exams I’ve ever taken.

Much respect for our professors who give quality lectures and quality questions. Thank you for preparing us this way.

A sample of our class transcription notes. Each group is assigned to make a digital copy of the notes from that day's lecture.

A sample of our class transcription notes. Each group is assigned to make a digital copy of the notes from that day’s lecture.

Imma go  study again. This is the life.

P.S. Took me almost an hour din to write this. Hahaha.