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Old 08-12-2013
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Default July-August 2013 Step 1 Taken!

Hi everyone!

I wrote my Step 1 exam Wednesday,July 31st and I'm expecting my score August 21st.

I'm SO nervous!

I felt good while taking the exam. I deal with panic attacks and anxiety so I was happy I didn't have to battle with it throughout the 8 hour exam. The fire alarm went off in between my exam for a consecutive 2 minutes which triggered palpitations but I was able to calm my nerves once again.

The prometric center was really nice and the staff members were really cooperative and friendly. I had accidently locked my key in my locker during one of my breaks but they handled it really well!

I thought blocks 1 and 2 were easy, block 3 was of medium difficulty and the 4th and 5th blocks were VERY difficult. Block 6 and 7 were of medium difficulty.

There were a lot of lengthy questions. I was able to finish all the blocks on time with time available to review my answers in about 2 of the blocks. For the lengthy questions, I worked them backwards so I was able to manage my time.

While giving the exam I thought it was doable and as I left the prometric center I was SO happy to be done with it so I tried to forget about the exam altogether. That night all the questions were coming back into my mind and I would look up some of the answers online. That's when I started getting really nervous about my performance! I'm sure everyone feels that way but I even looked up a few "gimme" questions and I think I got a couple of those wrong.

I honestly have no clue as to how I have performed now! Sometimes I feel hopeful and other times I feel hopeless. #mixedfeelings
And waiting for the score is another tension in itself. Lol. I really hope I did well.

Good luck to everyne else that has given their exam recently! I hope we all get good scores!!!!!!!

If I were to give advice, make sure you try and get at least 7-8 hours of sleep the night before your exam. If you can stay calm during this exam then you will do well. This exam IS doable if you let your mind tell you it is. This is an 8 hour exam not only testing your knowledge but your endurance as well. Focus on First Aid the last week of your exam!!

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