Final Exams Can Surprise You
Egad - where are these questions coming from?
My Final Exam Situation: Question #1 – “Uh… Okay. I’ll come back to this one…” #2 – “You’re kidding me right?” Next… #3 – “Hold the phone!” “Where in the hell did this come from?”)
As you can tell the beginning of my exam didn’t start the way I hoped it would. Darn it! I felt confident going into this exam, and now my confidence was faltering.
I’m not going to lie, after the third question I was thinking Oh, I’m in trouble as well as What the (expletive)! If it weren’t for the fact that I spent the last two weeks cramming as much information about these six systems as I possibly could into my noggin, I might have actually freaked out like the guy from my “Real Genius” video I posted about a week ago.
Instead, I sat back, looked around the room, and saw that I wasn’t the only one mouthing similar phrases under my breath. Stress-induced gestures and faces were running rampant, and I think there were only a few people in the room who didn’t have that tension headache “vice” around their head – two of them were the test proctors.
Bottom line… this test was no joke. Of course, I didn’t expect it to be easy. I mean, we are in PA school after all right? But from my perspective, portions of that test put my brain into overdrive when it was complete, I was simply exhausted.
How’d I do? I PASSED! (Yes!) The rest of the test went well, and without wishing any ill-will towards my fellow classmates, I only wish there were more musculoskeletal questions (I have a background in exercise physiology), but hey, I got through it with a passing grade and that’s all that matters. 1 quarter down, 7 to go. –G
Shout outs to my study team – you people are awesome!