Currently prepping for the PANCE. I have been studying for the past two months from PPP and ROSH. Initially I did alot of reading from PPP with scattered questions realizing quickly this is not as effective as making notes. I started to make notes for the bigger systems, such as CARDS, PULM, GI, MSK. Ive been studying everyday from 10-12 hours and with a week left I get this feeling that Im not ready.
Below I posted my results I took two weeks ago, not sure how to feel.
My question to yall is, what are some strategies you used to take exams? what algorithm did you have in your mind when analyzing a question.
My ROSH score is a 578 with 92% passing but I understand this isnt as predictable.
I have played with Kaplan and have scored in the mid 60s to 70s on it within each organ system.
Hi, so I started PA school and have been doing really well. Our material and scheduling has been getting more intensive but I am usually not one to get overwhelmed by school and tests, however I recently found out that my partner who lives 1000s of miles away has to get surgery for a chronic problem he has had and is currently bed bound. I keep checking up on him in between class but I am having trouble focusing on anything else because I am really worried about him. We recently had a school break and he was going to fly out to see me but because of his illness he couldnt. Most of my classmates went home during that break and my friends were not available so I spent the whole break studying and feel like I haven't had a mental break in a while. I usually love to workout and try to fit some things into my schedule however last week when I started a workout before class in the morning but I stopped part way through because I felt so guilty that I was not studying during that time. I feel like all the free time I have is spent contacting my partner to check in on him and it mostly consists of us reverting the conversation back to what the next step will be in his treatment and how he is doing today. I might try to fly out for the weekend if he has surgery but with finances even that thought is stressing me out. I will see him during Christmas but I don't think he understands that with my schedule I really have to push things around to fly out there and I feel bad confronting him while he is in chronic pain.
I have a test on Monday and I keep pulling late nights because I feel underprepared. I am super type-A and the whole desire of trying to know everything is really hard to get rid of. Today I tried to get out of bed but I felt like I was about to have a mental breakdown. Any advice?