Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy "In-Training Exam" Eve

Here I sit next to an exhausted T, who is taking a cat-nap between his late night review sessions for the departmental In-Training Exam tomorrow.  For the past several months he has come home from long, exhausting days of work only to pour over review questions, study books or review articles to prep for this exam.  For T, for all his fellow co-residents, and for all our families, I can't wait for tomorrow night when the test is over.  The test comes around at this time every year, and everyone seems to breathe a collective sigh of relief when it is over.

Did I mention he needs to round on his patients tomorrow morning before the exam starts?

Sheesh, man.  I need to go to bed just thinking about it.

If you think of him, say a prayer for sweet T as he takes his exam tomorrow.  It's his last In-Training exam before he takes his Boards next summer.  That, in and of itself, is exciting and anxiety-provoking at the same time.  Would someone please remind me why we signed up for the profession with never-ending testing?  :)

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