Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Judgment Day is Here

Greetings, my dear friends! Tomorrow morning, at 8:00am EST, I will be beginning the 8 hour ordeal of the USMLE Step 1 exam. I have been preparing for this exam, 15 hours a day, for the last 6 weeks (bless my dear wife for all she did to allow me to study that much). I look forward to rejoining the "real world" (including Facebook!) tomorrow evening.

In the meanwhile, I would ask for your prayers, for (at least one of) the most important exam of my career. God has been truly blessing my studies, and I will be MOST pleased if I do as well on the real thing as my diagnostic exams have predicted. Still, nothing is set in stone yet, so please pray for my mental sanity and stability, that I be able to discern with the precision of a scalpel what the questions are really asking, and that I be able to piece together each step of the solution for the correct answer. If you're not the praying type, I'd still appreciate any good vibes/energy and well-wishes you'd like to send my way!

Thank you so much!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I think I have the FLU

Ok, not really. But SHEESH...I have to rant a bit about drug names, cuz that's what I've been studying all day. Here are all the drugs (that I can think of) that start with "Flu", and I have to know them all for the USMLE:

Fluticasone & flunisolide (inhaled anti-inflammatory agents for asthma).

Fluconazole (antifungal).

Fludarabine (anticancer).

Fluorouracil (anticancer).

Fluoxetine (Prozac).

Fluphenazine (Antipsychotic).

Flutamide (Treats enlarged prostate).

Flumazenil (Treats overdose of benzodiazepines like diazepam).

Ok, as my mom would always say, "I've grumbled, now it's time to get to work". Cheers!