Eighty percent of you know, eighty percent of the matter. That is why most of you will lie in the 50th percentile. It takes just a little more to take the leap of two standard deviations. Either way.
This is a testament of you having committed the rest of your life to mastering this subject. Have the conviction
There is never infinite knowledge in our field. There is one human body. That is all you need to know.
There is no such thing as a bad test taker. Only bad attitudes.
You haven’t lost the battle, until you have. Put in your best until then. Don’t have a defeatist attitude.
Something is always better than nothing.
You will do far worse things than sit in a chair and with a pencil and paper and perhaps a can of diet coke, when you have been 30 hours post call.
I am having a bad day is not an excuse you are allowed when you have to save lives. It is never good to have any excuses.
You have had 6 months as an intern and a gazillion as a chief to do this. You should know it cold.
Good luck, you can still do this!
Some pearls of wisdom, I picked up at conference this past weekend. They aren’t quotes as I don’t remember the exact verbiage and also I have added some of my own.