Earlier this month, we had a mock-NBME exam. This lengthy exam covers all the material we have learned in the Masters program thus far. It was also a practice run on the NBME exam that medical students take at the end of their second year. I thought I would just add my thoughts on our mock-NBME exam.
Overall, it was not nearly as arduous as I had worried it would be. Perhaps that was due to the preparation from our classes or my own studies using a study book, but the exam was easier than expected. I am very glad I had the opportunity to take what was essentially a practice exam. Now when I take the real thing in two years, it will not be nearly as daunting. It also showed me more of the types of questions and the type of information that the NBME is looking for, both of which will help me study for the real thing.
Now that the mock-NBME is completed, our classes do not meet as often, but this means I have had more time to tutor at SciHigh this month. I am still working with the same student. She is getting closer to catching up with the class after her transfer after winter break. Since I also have transferred to a different school in the middle of a school year, I know how hard it can be to be behind in every class and how much work it takes to catch up. I admire her dedication to working hard and to not let the amount of work to complete weigh her down. Soon I hope she will be fully back on track and on her way to completing her goal of getting straight A’s.
Community Service Hours:
SciHigh: 6 hours
Total: 14 hours