Then there is this other part of me, which is a ball of nerves worried about if I will be prepared enough for Step 1 of the USMLE. The Step 1 is the first of 3 exams that are required to get your US medical license and the score received of the Step 1 is what goes on your application to residency programs. A poor score can really close doors to which programs you apply to and even what specialties you consider. That is why I feel anxious about the test.
In spite of this pressure, it is important that I not overwhelm myself with the “what if”s. I am going to take each day one at a time and simply do my best. Then hope and pray my best is good enough on June 3rd when I take the test.