There were no power outages. I answered all the questions. I don't know about the number I answered right, but all the questions got responses.
And so I thought I'd share my snacks and hydration. They're planned fairly carefully - too much liquid and your bladder distracts you, too much food and you fall asleep, too little and you crash.
The USMLE Step 2 is a 9 hour test - 8 one-hour, 44 question blocks and 1 hour of breaks to distribute throughout the day, so I broke it up like this:
Block 1, Block 2
Break. Snack 1: Zone Simple Cranberry Almond Bar
Block 3, Block 4
Break. Lunch: Ezekiel Bread White Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich
Block 5, Block 6
Break. Snack 2: Apple
Break. Snack 3: Raw Almonds, Golden Raisins
So all this disappeared directly into my brain as fuel:
With each break I sipped from a thermos of coffee. I didn't probably drink enough water, but I survived.
And even though I felt very brain-tired at the end, I was never too hungry or too sleepy. I think it worked out well.
There is a distinct lack of vegetables, but I made up for it at dinner with some quinoa and veggies.
And now since I start a pretty intense rotation on Monday (Pediatrics Sub-Internship!) I'm just trying to enjoy my weekend.
And maybe review a couple important things for Monday.
Oh and tomorrow I have a bridal shower, and guess who's coming to see me (okay, lots of people) but especially this girl: