I haven't been able to sleep since I took Step 1.  I'm not normally prone to insomnia but the anticipation of my Step 1 results has made sleep these past three weeks a difficult feat. My niece woke me at 5:30am this morning and although she crawled in bed with me and immediately fell back to sleep I was wide awake. I knew that today would bring my results.

I'm not sure how I feel about my score but I know that I will be a doctor one day and this is another hoop I've successfully cleared.

I will write more later about what I think worked and did not work for me. For now, I'm just going to await my clinical placement and start planning 3rd year.  I guess I'm trading one anticipation for another. I've been doing a bit of networking and I may try to shadow a pediatric neurologist in my area. It would be nice to have options for 4th year. Time to move on. (After I enjoy the rest of my vacation that is.)  Happy Wednesday!


  1. Congrats on clearing the first big hurdle! Onwards and upwards to the next chapter! But before that, enjoy your vacation :)

  2. Congrats on passing!!! Enjoy your break!