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Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Exam is Nine Days Away

My Family Practice Board Exam is nine days away, December 2nd. It is the same all day exam, I have written about before. To get ready for the Summer Exam, I read two ~ 700 page review books that seemed to be about a size nine font.

To get ready for this exam, I have been doing Family Practice audiodigest CD's for the year 2007. I have plugged my headset in when I walk and listen to the CD's in my car. There's about 50 of them. Then I answer the corresponding questions on-line and I am earning continuing education as I go (really makes me feel like my time is spent productively, not). I only have a few more to do.

I have gone on-line to the Academy of Family Practice and answered all 20 hours worth of board review questions (I also earn continuing education from this).

I have done a 200 question paper practice exam provided by the Board of Examiners.

I have various other resources I've looked at to break up the monotony.

With John not taking the exam this time, in some ways is less stressful. Of course just having to take the test IS STRESSFUL. Taking it out-of-sync with everyone else has its own adjustments.

I feel like I have been studying and worrying about this test all year. Well, I have. I will be so glad to get on with something else. I've adjusted to the study schedule, especially in the past 2 months, by cutting way back on the office hours and limiting new patients so I can take care of myself and my family's day-to-day needs and still study. But the practice and it's purpose (including the message in my book) do take care of my needs, so I'll be glad to fully focus once again.

I'll be glad to up-the-gear when it comes to the boy's education. I'll be glad to take the boys out on the weekend and not feel guilty that I should be studying. I'll be glad to get out of town and visit family. I'll be glad to read for pleasure. My reading list is waiting for me. I'll be glad to take on new challenges that I have deferred in order to have stability and less distractions while studying.

Oh, I have so many projects and causes, I have delayed so that I can study.

In the upcoming nine days, I have patients scheduled this Monday and Tuesday. The office is either closed the other days or I have a just little time set for emergencies, no routine appointments, so I can make final preparations for the test.

Is there life after successful completion of this exam? I will be so glad not to have this test looming over me.


Lauren said...

Good luck on your exam. I'm sure you'll do well!

fitncrafty said...

Did you buy your tickets yet??? ;)
The B&B is open!!!
No really I hope that the test goes great, and I am sure that you will do well.
Please share your reading list I would love to see it!!

Permission to Mother said...

I saw snow on the blog, The Vortex. I don't think I can handle snow. Tell me when the neighborhood park opens. Maybe I'll come back then because I know it will be warm enough.

Kristen's Raw said...

Good luck on your exam!

I wrote a review for your amazing book on amazon. You're such a terrific and inspiring woman!

MyGirlElena said...

Thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog.
Best of luck on your exam!

Trish Chibas said...

Good luck!!!

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