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Warning: This post was published more than 12 years ago.

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I’ve had a breakdown of my exam results today, question-by-question. I was very happy, because there wasn’t a single question I got nothing on, and I got 100% on two questions.

It seems clear that I won’t be the best doctor to ask about Epidermolysis Bullosa (20% – and I don’t even remember ever hearing about it in my life!), Bacterial Pneumonia (30%), Bacterial blood cultures (20%), Tanzanian Blood Smears (10% – but when am I ever going to go to Tanzania anyway?), fertility (25% – but I did get 50% on infertility, and it would seem more likely that that’s what a doctor would deal with), or kidney transplantation (30%).

But I’m practically an expert on Enterococcus Faecalis outbreaks (80%), Medical Histories (100%), Health Diaries (70%), Undertaking the Community Placement (100%), E.coli 0157 infection (70%), Spermatozoa structure and function (70%), and Sensitivity and Specificity of tests (95%).

Everything else was inbetween… Prostate Cancer (60%), Blood Glucose (50%), Complement (40% – which is good, considering I still don’t really know what it is or what it does), Anaemia (50%), Male Pelvic Anatomy (62.5%), Pelvic anatomy (60%), EBM (41.67%), cervical smears (37.5%), Iron deficiency anaemia (30.77%), Pelvic osteology (62.5%), Anatomy Spotter (55%), and Mammography (35%). We don’t get a breakdown of the MCQ, but I got 61.94% overall on it.

Given that the pass mark is about 50%, I think I did very well.

This 408th post was filed under: Exams, University.






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