Sunday, June 08, 2008

Same John, Same Activity, Different Locations

Well, all of you who talk to us know what is coming up this week. It is finally the week of John's first Board's test, the USMLE Step 1. Basically, it is the culmination of the last two years of the classroom courses he has taken. The test does play a big part in determining which school and specialty he will go into for his career.
On the upside, this is the first of three real milestones we will hit in his education at UTMB. Next week, he will start phase two with his PhD research and dissertation. Then after 3 years (hopefully), he will come back to clinics and finish his MD.
To give you an idea of what he has been up to, I cataloged a typical day in the life of John. As you can see, he pretty much does the same thing over and over again, but varies it a little by studying in different locations. This reflects his crazy study scheduled of 8-16 hours per day.

Here is John studying at Mod Coffeehouse, his favorite study niche on the Strand. They have excellent coffee and snacks too. John up late at night studying pharmacology note cards on the back porch.And finally, at his desk with more studying. You can sense his feeling about his life. Please remember to pray for him on Thursday. It is a big day, and he is feeling the weight of its importance. Thanks to everyone for their encouragement and prayers so far.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for another hilarious post Erika. It will all be over soon! We have our church and friends all praying for you John. I'm sure you will do great. Love, Mom (Vicki)

the fredin's said...

We will definitely be praying on Thursday...I just know he will do great. Good job on posting so much!! Keep it up! :)

km said...

We will be praying on Thursday....for you both! How long does it take to get results?

Kevin said...

Praying for you daily, bud.


Annette Ensz said...

we're praying for you to. hopefully on friday your life won't have so bleak of an outlook!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the entertaining study pictures! John is quite the cooperative student! We are praying for you . Let us know how it goes!

Mom Ensz

Anonymous said...

Grandpa and I have been praying and remember John especially today. As I have been working I keep praying for you.
Love you both

Grandma Butch

erin(DANIELLE) said...

how did it go??? how did it go??? been thinking of you lots today!