In a way this is my “What’s Time Off?” part two post. Last year I wrote about how I spent my whole Thanksgiving week studying for my Immunology and Microbiology final. This year I didn’t study quite so hard during my Thanksgiving week, but I have big plans for my Christmas vacation. We have three weeks off and I’m going to try to get a lot accomplished.
With my school’s new curriculum we are actually finished with our regular second year classes in mid-February. Which is awesome and I can’t wait. We have several months of really flexible time during which we can do a whole handful of different things. Obviously there’s Step to study for, but I can’t think of anyone who would say that four months of dedicated Step studying is a good idea. We can take time off, we can do clinical electives, or we can do research. What we do is pretty much up to us.
The school wants to make sure that we’ll be successful on Step, so right after we get done with our last module in February we will be taking an NBME (National Board of Medical Examiners) End of … view full post »