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I will be completing all of my core clerkships as of June 5th, 2014. Doesn't that seem ridiculous? I swear it was just yesterday that I sat on my soapbox dishing out advice from my first semester of medical school (I actually wrote that entry almost 2.5 years ago... wow). Anyway, enough on how quickly time flies... let's talk about tips for 3rd year (i.e. clinical clerkships, clinicals, rotations):

1. Ask questions.

I am not advocating that you sit at the front of each resident lecture and mindlessly raise your hand to ask a question that you already knew the answer to (that very well may be detrimental to your grade and potentially your career).
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Hello, my loves! For some reason I just couldn't stop myself from coming back here to write an update for all of you loyal readers [and future OUWB-ers]! While I am still very actively writing for Med School Insight and The Differential, the audience isn't as interested in my thoughts on OUWB, nor do I feel comfortable sharing some more of my personal life through those outlets.
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The last ~2 months have been a wonderful mix of traveling, catching-up and reflection. I don't think it's relavent to share all of my adventures here, but I encourage anyone entering their second year of medical school to leave time post-boards to do something memorable. After all, the exam will eventually fade into oblivion as you progress forward in your career, but those memories won't.

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Today, I survived the beast that is the USMLE Step 1.

How do I feel? Tired. Brain dead. As much as I'd like to say relieved, in the back of my mind, I'm still a bit anxious about the results. I was never great at predicting my performance on NBME exams and today was no different. I guess we'll when July 10th rolls around.

In the meantime, I'm going to try to recover. More to come...
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As I was assisting my dear friend with printing her wedding invitation envelopes [yes, still love designing things!], a colleague asked when he could expect my next blog post. I alluded to my constant stream of posts on The Differential and Med School Insight, but he apparently wanted the voice of this blog... so, hey there! I'm alive!

When I started writing this, I thought that I had updated pretty recently...

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This past weekend I was joined by about half my class to take a Kaplan simulated diagnostic test at school [there were two simulation days so the rest of the class will be taking it later].
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I apologize for the radio silence. The whole studying-for-boards excuse is already starting to sound like a broken record, but hey, it's the truth. That, and keeping up with everything that has been going on in the past month [more on this later].

It has been almost a month since I last posted and I didn't get a chance to respond to the comments from that post...
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Medicine is going to get very real for us in a about four months from now. A couple weeks back, we received an email with the six tracks we could rank. As of yesterday, I submitted my rankings along with the rest of my peers. Now, we wait.

There was a lot of talk about the best way to choose a track or how a specific order would ultimately influence our careers... but I decided to just take a few pieces of advice (e.g.
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Dear lovely readers,

I am alive and well but ridiculously busy with trying to 1.) keep up with school; 2.) keep up with my other blogs [more on this later]; 3.) keep up with my Step 1 study plan; 4.) stay healthy and calm. So far, so good but I anticipate that the worst will come after April 15th when our preclinical classes come to an end.
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Our final block of the fall semester was a 3-week Endocrine one. Here's how I thought it went:

Course Overview

Since this was only 3 weeks long [unlike our last couple: Repro, GI, Renal], it felt extremely accelerated. Personally, I liked that it was short and sweet, although it meant there wasn't much time to relax at the start of the block. We only had 1 TBL and an NBME final exam.

Thoughts

New TBL format.
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