Had been waiting anxiously for my score sice the past two weeks, and it arrived fifteen minutes before the scheduled time.
I got that elusive 99.
The past three weeks have been hell emotionally.
I've cried over wrong answers.
Brooded over the difficuilt questions.
Rationalised some ethics questions.
Decided on alternate career options.
And what not!*
I wish the NBME people would post the scores earlier. Whoever heard of the scores of an online exam delayed by atleast three weeks. (Even the state Pre-PG exams results are faster!- However crappy the quality of questions might be! :p) But seriously, some of the questions were maddening. Have never come across such questions, ever!
And even more frustrating was that I remembered a lot of them post-exam!
And now after the results, I feel I could've done a tad better had I not taken the exam as the 'most-important-exam-of-my-life'.
The exam period was spent in extremes. At one hand I was anxious during the early blocks. Lost confidence in the middle. And became complacent in the end-- just wanted to get over with it.
All that is past now.
With a good score, I can hapily leave Step1 behind and move on.
Bring on the next step!!
*All my apologies to Papa, Ritz, D, Kau, Navy, Avi, AnkC, Dibs and others who have had to deal with my depressed mood the past three weeks. I still blame the NBME for the tough test!