commoncoll saidin medical school. I made a 69, 11 points below mean!
I know this is a small problem compared to others' problems, but I feel terrible. I lied and told everyone I did OK. I studied for this and the material wasn't even that difficult. I've never failed a test before. I've never even below a B. My next exam is in two weeks on head and neck. The class avg falls 2-3 points on this exam. Oh God!
I have to meet with the lead professor and academic advising now. Ohhhh
Relax...it's med school. No one does as well as they want on the first exam, in all honesty. Also, in all honesty, head and neck is a bitch...Anyways...Ask to see your test so you can understand what you got wrong, figure out where your lapses in the thought process were - what you can do better to study next time (are you missing points on anatomy, physiology, function, blood supply...whatever)...and just move on from there.
Yes, it's med school. But what if this is the fist of many? I don't have it (back and posterior neck, thorax, and upper limb) now, 10% of the last exam material will be on the head and neck exam, then we take the NBME final not to mention the USMLE.
I saw my test after we took it. Embryology killed me! Those congenital heart defects! I swear there were like 16 questions on heart and lungs and their embryology.
I didn't pay enough attention to detail. In the practical, I would answer the question. But then I would look at the answer choices, and ended up changing my answer. Then they had things like identify gray rami from white rami-WTH? There were a lot of cross sections, I'm terrible at orienting myself on those, even though I studied. There were CT, MRI, and Xrays too. They showed these blobs and then expected me to know that this was the left atrium and not the left ventricle when the right ventricle was anterior.
I only read my anatomy text book for the last exam. Now I'm going to do some practice questions too. That should help me out more.