Monday, June 23, 2008

Purple Toe Syndrome... indeed caused by warfarin. Just one of what I'm hoping were many questions that I got right based on pure gut instinct (which of course is based on something my brain learned at some point in the last 4 years). Yes, my friends, I am officially done with my board exams. I took the NAPLEX this afternoon and there were definitely "easy" questions and "hard" questions and "you seriously think I need to know this by memory?" questions.

After three tests, my "shoulda's" are few. (As I typed that I heard in my head "After my second, my regrets are down to one.") I should have glanced at my biostats notes. I should have glanced at a list of drug references and their basic contents. I should have found a Colorado pharmacist who knew the legal duration of a C-II Rx. (But I knew that before the test.) I should have focused a little more on adverse effects of medications. And I should have made t-shirts to sell at the Greek festival. I could have paid for my living room furniture. Blast!

The exam writers should have a few regrets as well. The NE MPJE folks need to learn how to write a clear question with equally clear answer choices. The CO folks need to learn how to write statutes. The NAPLEX folks need to realize that Aricept and Lithium are NOT the two most important drugs. And somebody needs to write a test that assesses more than 5% of my drug knowledge. That's about it. I think for the most part everything went okay. We'll know here in a few weeks. I probably am not allowed to say anymore about the test because any specifics could be construed as unethical.

And that is the last I'm going to think about it. I am going to enjoy this week by doing the following: highlighting Kelly's hair because I promised, sleeping in, reading for fun, laying out in the sun, going on walks, seeing some Totus Tuus folks and hopefully other miscellaneous friends, mooching off my parents as much as possible, maybe making it up to the mountains for a day or two, and doing all-around recreational relaxation or relaxing recreation or anything not remotely related to pharmacy. Call me if you want to hang out (and are in Colorado).

Oh, and I'll probably watch Sleepless in Seattle or Steel Magnolias or both because my awesome sister got me awesome movies.


Laura Zaps said...

the quote sounds familiar, but remind me what it's from. yay on being done. you're coming thursday to dennihan's?

anon said...

Correct me if I am wrong, but neither federal or CO law address the expiration of CII prescriptions?

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