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The Final

Well, it’s all over.  (For now.)  Now comes the long wait until scores are released.  But I might as well congratulate my excellent class anyway – y’all are amazing and talented and clever and stuff.  So well done on finishing the pre-clinical years.

This is a short post.  I can probably put it best this way: my immediate post-exam partying looks somewhat like this…

Happy half MDs!

 – Atalanta

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5 reasons the comprehensive exam needs to die

Most of us here are neck-deep in studying for the dreaded comp final.  For those unfamiliar with this specific mode of torture, it’s an exam sat at the end of 2nd year which basically covers everything we’ve learned in medical school.  Hence why I’m up at obscene hours of the night, trying to consolidate about 120 weeks of material into a manageable study stack.

This has led to a metric tonne of noon-hour reviews, study groups, and illegal textbook downloads.  It’s like a cult.  But for obsessive-compulsive personality types.

So to placate my fellow classmates (and possibly myself) with a few giggles, here are 5 reasons why the comp exam needs to die.

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