Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Board exams

Dr.D will be taking his internal med board exam next week and he is so stressed out. Usually people dedicate a lot of time to studying for the exam but since he started his ID fellowship the day after he finished the internal medicine residency he didn't get any free time to study. It also doesn't help that the fellowship has been extremely hectic, he has basically been able to dedicate 1 hour a day to study and I'm being generous (however,he has been hearing lectures on his commute which is 2 hours a day). Last night we came up with a plan for him to try to cram in as many questions as possible during this last week. The plan will be hard on all parties involved (hubby-girls-and me). As soon as he gets home sometime between 6pm and 7pm, he will have dinner and go straight to sleep. He will sleep for 7 hours (meaning he will be waking up between 2am or 3am) and then study for a few hours until he has to get ready for work. He has the upcoming weekend free and again he will do the same thing, only instead of studying for a couple of hours he will do 2 practice test (questions for 8 hours straight).
I really hope this helps, because it is really important.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I was asking Doc the other day if he would get any study time for boards after residency and before fellowship and he said no. Luckily his fellowship is very nice when it comes to number of hours, so I think he will be fine. I am sure your husband will do great! That hard schedule will be worth it and then he will pass and be done with it all.