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Final Push

Published December 17, 2013 2:22 PM by Frank Visco

I’m done. Done clinicals. Done classes. Done finals.

And right now, I’m happy, super-de-duper happy, but mostly I feel like I do right after Thanksgiving dinner – way to full and ready for a nap.

As such, I’ve been floating in a sea of relaxation since taking my last final a week ago. It’s not smart – even though I’m done with school, I still have boards to prepare for – but I guess at this point I deserve a break.

I may give myself a few more days, but after that I really need to get myself motivated. The goal is to take the boards after my daughter has arrived, which means sometime in early February. Thus, I have about 7 weeks of limbo.

My school requires we take a preparation class for boards, and I’ve elected for the online Kaplan course. I feel pretty good about where I’m at now, but I’m determined to do all the modules. I’m just hoping I can keep my resolve and not wait until too late in the game.

I’m hoping to set aside at least two hours every day doing something productive – questions, modules, studying notes, whatever. It’s going to be tough – especially since the structure provided by school is no longer in place.

For anyone who’s been in a similar situation, feel free to share how you went about preparing in the final march toward boards in the comments section. I appreciate any feedback, and, I assume, any readers in a similar situation will as well.


Congratulations, Frank! I'm sure you'll ace the test. And having a newborn will be great training for functioning with little sleep. I think some time off to relax is a great idea.

Linda Jones December 20, 2013 9:11 AM

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