a reminder

29 Sep

“Luck is believing you’re lucky.”  ~Tennessee Williams

I think sometimes when things don’t go initially as planned, I can so easily forget how lucky I am.  My goal for immediate future is just to keep reminding myself.

I found out yesterday that I passed cardiology.  We got one of those cryptic class-wide emails from our course director saying that, unless we had heard from him earlier that day, we passed the course.  Upon seeing this email, I immediately did a search through my inbox for any emails with his name in it.  Although I feel like my understanding of the subject matter is solid, Monday’s might have been the hardest exam I’d ever taken.  I’d never seen so many of my classmates stay the full five hours–there was a slowly moving line to turn in the test after the proctor called time.  Needless to say, although I think derm is interesting and certainly relevant, I am feeling pretty uninspired to study for our final that is–ugh!–tomorrow!

At least yesterday was broken up by a standardized patient skin exam.  We now see standardized patients in mock clinical rooms at PennMed at Rittenhouse.  It feels much more realistic…except, of course, that we’re being observed by our peers, video-taped, then immediately critiqued by the actors who are playing our patients.


2 Responses to “a reminder”

  1. Don Kotowski September 29, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    Congrats on passing cardio and good luck tomorrow on your derm exam!

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