1. There is a difference between Qbank and the real world.
Real world: Patient arrives in your ED with a headache that she cannot localize. She has a history of seizures and IV drug abuse. She is A&Ox2 and uncooperative with physical examination.
After four years of medical school, many of us are brainwashed to believe that UWorld is an accurate representation of practicing medicine. Unfortunately, patients often have numerous comorbidities, complex social histories and a murky history that is not so cut and dry and requires deeper knowledge and insight.
Residency is meant to train us to weed out the pertinent information and determine an appropriate treatment plan.
2. You will feel like an imposter
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