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Christian Becker's Diary                  Viewed 42936 times          Get diary email alerts



Name
Christian Becker

School
Medical College of Wisconsin

Graduating
2009, MD degree

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You may contact me.

Perspectives
My profile and pre-med prep.

Total diary entries
41 posted.

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10/31/2008Wow, it's been a year since I last posted. Time flies! Third year of med school is much more fun and interesting than the first two years. You get ...
11/16/2007Well, I'm on Radiology right now. It's been good so far. Spent about 2 weeks looking at bones and joints/ortho radiology stuff and now doing chest...
8/3/2007So, I did quite well on the Step 1 Board Exam. I almost couldn't believe it when I looked at my score. I was surpised and did better than I had exp...
6/4/2007Just took my board exam on Saturday! What a relief! Finally, it's done. I've been at school in a study room or at the library for about 15 hour...
4/21/2007Only a little over 2 weeks left and I'm done with second year! Hurra! It's tough right now, trying to prepare for 2 comprehensive finals. One in ...
3/28/2007So, it's always amazing how time flies (when you're having fun at the library studying). It's almost exam time again, with a Pharm exam on Monday ...
3/1/2007This second year of medical school has been harder than first year so far. Most people had warned us that 2nd year would be harder, so that's ok - t...
1/29/2007Wow! I've only got 3 months left of second year! I've decided to study for Step 1 for about 3 weeks after classes are done. Hopefully that will be...
12/27/2006These past 10 days have been great. I've been off for Christmas break after the first semester of second year. The break was much needed and I'm r...
11/14/2006I'm in the middle of exams again. We just finished the pathology exam yesterday and it went much better than the first two. Next Monday we have Mic...
10/7/2006This second year has been a little more intense so far than first year. Pathology and Microbiology cover a lot of ground in very little time and it a...
9/23/2006Our class got destroyed on the first Pathology exam. Usually, we have about 20-25% honors on all exams in our class. This time we had none. Half th...
9/7/2006M2 - first semester block 1 exams are coming up. Monday we start with Micro, then the following Monday with Path and on Tuesday is Psych. Seems like...
8/18/2006Monday it all begins again - my first day as an M2! The summer passed way too fast and now I can hardly believe it's time to start studying again. ...
7/25/2006The summer is passing quickly. I've been enjoying my time off and I think I can say that I'm slowly getting recharged. It took the first few weeks...
7/5/2006It's been a great summer so far and I'm enjoying the time off. At the beginning of this summer I was so totally burned out and all I could think of...
6/13/2006Well, I've been shadowing in Anesthesiology for a couple days over the last few weeks. It's been awesome! I spend a day in the ICU and a day in Re...
6/6/2006Life has been great!

No more studying for 3 months. About time! It actually took me a few days to unwind and now I'm feeling much better. ...
5/17/2006Almost done with the first year! Yippppieeeee!

This week is all that is left of lectures and next week we have finals, Mon, Wed, and Fri. ...
5/7/2006Well, I'm getting more burned out. The semester is almost over, just about 3 weeks left - 2 weeks of class and finals week. Unfortunately, we first...
4/18/2006Things are moving right along and I can hardly wait for summer. I know I have been mentioning that for a while, but I can truly say that this medical...
3/27/2006Well, Spring Break is over now. And I really didn't get to enjoy it too much. We left town Friday around noon to visit some friends in Nebraska (in...
3/9/2006So, Im glad that second block exams are over in the second semester. Things have been a bit more relaxed this semester, but test block is still test...
2/21/2006Family stuff.

School has been much easier this semester. I actually have some more spare time. I took off this last weekend and didn't stu...
2/9/2006Since I was asked about my schedule, I have tried to be as specific as possible about my schedule below.

My normal non-test weeks (s...
2/2/2006I survived the first round exams of the second semester and was quite happy with the results. Life has been generally better this semester and I have...
1/19/2006Almost to test block in the second semester!

Just had Phys lab - what a positive surprise!
I had various labs during my undergrad ...
1/1/2006Aahhhh. I had some time to relax, finally!

The last two weeks have been great. I got done with my first semester at med school 2 weeks ago,...
12/1/2005Wow! I just had my last Biochem lecture!

Time flies and we are almost done with the first semester. It looks like we are all surviving at th...
10/23/2005Family and med school

First, I have to say that my last few postings were made during the infamous block 2 here at MCW. Every professor warn...
10/14/2005I just got done with "block 2" exams. We have about 3-4 weeks of class, followed by 1 week of exams, then class, then exams, etc. The semester has 4...
10/5/2005My study habits and day


Someone was asking what I do for studying, so I decided to post it here.

To study for Anatomy:
...
9/8/2005We just completed our first round of exams yesterday. I really like that a few hours after the exam, they post the key, so you can check your answers...
9/4/2005The first round of exams are happening this week, right after Labor Day, on Tuesday and Wednesday. We have Biochem and the Anatomy Lab Practical (iden...
8/28/2005Second week of med school is done!
Towards the end of the first week, I was getting more confident that things are ok and my study plan seemed to...
8/19/2005First week of class is over!
Crazy and insane would be an understatement.
I went to class on Monday, fully expecting a lot of information to...
8/8/2005Today was my first day of school. We have orientation for the entire week, so class doesn't really start until next Monday. Today, we registered fo...
8/2/2005Less than one week until orientation begins. I'm excited to start. The summer has gone by way too fast, though. Seems like we just moved here and i...
7/28/2005My pre-med preparation

Since I am married with children, I was somewhat limited on the time I had to spend on pre-med related activities. So...
7/28/2005My week and time with family as well as other stuff.

Commuting what a waste of time
We live one hour away from where I go to ...
7/26/2005My non-traditional background

I was born and raised in Germany and my entire family is still there today. When I was 18, I spent a yea...




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