When we started this medical school journey, I prepared myself for the long haul.
I prepared for long hours of studying, Saturday tests, a stressed-out hubby.
And while some of this applied, the first two years were not bad at all.
Because of my wonderful hubby.
I’m sure it’s been mentioned before, but he and his study group are all married with children, so it’s been their mission from day one to be extremely efficient in their studying. You can even read what a “normal” day was like during the first two years from his perspective here.
Family time has not been compromised at all and for that I have been SO grateful.
But studying for the first step of the medical licensing exam is a whole other story.
For the past month, despite class being out, the group has met to study all day every day and take practice test after practice test. And review practice test after practice test.
There are only so many hours in the day, so some of this testing and reviewing has spilled into the evenings. And the schedule has become a little more like what I thought all of medical school would be like.
But that will all be over Thursday when the big exam takes place.
If doing well on that means merely one month of rigorous studying and long hours, I will take that in a heartbeat.
And then the clerkships start. A completely different world from what I’ve heard.
One thing at a time.
Would you please be in prayer for him as he takes this very important exam Thursday on his way to becoming “The Hubby, M.D.?” Thanks so much!
What a big week! Will be praying!
Praying for all of you!
Yup! Praying for Doctor M.!
Oh…I can understand this. My husband’s working full-time (2nd shift) and going to seminary. Most of the time I’m fine with it, but lately I’ve had to keep reminding myself that it’s just a season.
I’ll be praying!
I will be praying you your hubby and your family!
Erin, he is in our prayers. Jeremy takes his tomorrow, so please remember him as well!!!
Definitely Natalie! Lots of prayers his way! Can you believe we’re at this point?!
I think it is awesome that the study group studied so efficiently that their family could remain a priority. I can only imagine how much studying has gone on the past month. But I must say… being on the receiving end of doctor care… I am glad it is SO hard to pass! 🙂 Praying for The Hubby, M.D. and his study group!!
OK ~ #1 Hope you had a good anniversary yesterday in spite of the twitter partying and throwing up!
#2 Can totally identify w/ having a hubby in school. I’m so glad his seminary days are done!!
#3 I will be praying for your hubby!!
#4 You are such an awesome woman (just thought I’d mention that!)
I will pray too Erin. I prayed my sweet man through his schooling too. Standing with you.
Praying the test will go well! That is awesome that he has done such a great job of ensuring quality family time all along. Amazing husband! Wishing your family all the best!
Aren’t husbands amazing. They’ll go to medical school and make sure that the kids get the proper amount of games and laughter. They’ll work long hours just so that we can fill our dreams of being home with our children.
Good luck to your hubby and strength to you to get through these next few days!
Praying for you all, your hubby and all his study group. How proud you must be of him and yourself xxx
Praying for him and you!!