Final Exams Can Surprise You

Posted By: Paul   |   Academics   |   0 Comments

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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!

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