Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I passed!

By some cosmic fluke/mess-up in the marking, I passed!
Yes, my harrowing endocrinology board exams!!
Yessirree. Yours truly is now a board-eligiblecertified endocrinologist. Never mind that I have another 6 months of fellowship (I don't have to complete my remaining months to practice since we have an extra clinical year).
Never have I been so fearful of failing. Of leaving an exam hall with a certainty that I didn't pass. In fact, I still have my rolled up post-it notes stuck in my car trunk, ready to mount on my wall again should I find out I have to retake the exams. Then again, all my life, I've felt like failing the exams I did well in, so in retrospect my feeling of impending doom was probably a good prognosticator.
I got through. So did the rest of my classmates. Historically, this 10.5 hour/US$1650 exam has a passing rate of 89%, though I've been told our graduates have yet to fail (this wasn't a consolation to me: you'd hate to be the first though).
Now, I can sit back and relax, and try to enjoy the remaining months of my fellowship. Phew!


Blogger Nat said...

Well done dude!!! Dr endocrinologist, Sugar Boy, we always knew you'd do it!!!! Congrats again!!! Gnat

4:27 AM  
Anonymous Jimbo said...

Congratulations Man! Shall I make a note to IMU Alumni?

4:38 AM  
Anonymous masdie said...


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Blogger vagus said...

thanks, guys.
jimbo: whatever lar :)

7:38 AM  
Blogger Jun said...

congrats doc!! man, i'd hate going thru the feeling of uncertainty again. will this be the very last exam u'll ever have to sit (apart fr ur fellowship exam, if there's one)?

7:50 AM  
Blogger Hua Jern said...


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Blogger Kelly Siew said...

Wow, congratulations!!!

5:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your huge achievement!!!!

7:41 AM  
Blogger spinosum said...

This shall be your greatest Xmas gift from Santa! ;) Congrats!

6:24 AM  
Blogger ici said...

sigh...a long way to go for me..but your good news is making me feel like jumping in the same wagon soon

4:52 AM  
Blogger vagus said...

thanks, everyone. and merry christmas!

5:58 PM  
Anonymous -lyn.l- said...

Congrats! Now life can go on... what are you going to do with your wall "masterpiece"? ;p

5:17 PM  
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