Tuesday, May 25, 2010
So I am in my "study month" right now.  We are given 4 weeks off to study for the USMLE Step 2 exam, the second in a series of three board exams required to become licensed as a physician.  I've come up with a pretty good schedule to get in about 10 hours of studying a day plus all the other stuff I like to do.

Wake up
Get dressed
Eat breakfast/watch a few minutes of the Today Show
Go to starbucks and study all morning
Go to the gym, go home and eat lunch, shower
Go back to starbucks and study all afternoon
Go home and eat dinner
Watch TV/Read/Study more/see friends
Go to bed
Wake up and do it again.

It's about the same schedule I used a couple years ago when I studied for Step 1, and it seemed to work out well.  And then there is Wyatt....  His schedule is different

Scratch at the windows.
Get excited because Kari's home!  Oh wait, she's leaving.
Play with straws.
Play with milk tabs
Kari's home again!  Eat dinner.
Run around like a crazy man.  Maybe go outside and chase bugs.
Run around more.  Maybe attack a bee.  Dive under the couch. 
Play with milk tabs
At 3;00AM, it's time for breakfast.  Smack Kari in the face.
Scratch at the Bulletin board.
Knock books on the floor.
Now I'll sleep.

So, when I am TRYING to wake up, be productive, and get my day started, this is what he's doing next to me....

Helpful, Wyatt.  Thanks.


About Me

I am a Family Medicine intern at a community hospital in Indiana, navigating the new world of being a physician. I am privileged to work in a field I love, where every day is a new and unpredictable challenge.
I am not only a doctor, but also a cyclist, runner, DIYer in the making, lover of the outdoors, traveler, and human.
Human, MD is a glimpse into the world of a young doctor who is just trying to stay true to herself through the grueling whirlwind of residency.


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