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post exam blues

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I know this may sound terrible, especially for those people who failed the exam. I passed and thought i would feel elated, instead feel a little flat and still anxious.

It feels to me that every time you do something, something else arrives which needs to be done- like MMC.

It is like playing a game with the rules changing all the time

The exam has been my excuse for putting off loads of things and now i feel slightly overwhelmed

anyone els feels the same or am i just being melodramatic?!?!

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hey buddy.. even after getting ST4 at the right time, there is somethingelse thatz gonna be bothering us.. that is life, i suppose..

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i see where youre coming from.. ive a shedload of to do tasks waiting..

but happiness is about now and not chasing that rainbow..

if you live in the future.. you cant really enjoy the present..

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It was funny, after the part 2s in May, my evenings were suddenly free - a sharp contrast to the 18 months of slogging away and taking half a dozen folders to night duties. However it took me ages to get out of work mode and I did feel a bit lost.

However, there is always something to do and for me it was researching for the forensic spr interview and that took a lot of preparation.

Enjoy xmas and N.Y. (whether you've passed ot not) and then get on with this ST thing - I hear it's a bit complicated!

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I think the hardest thing to cope with after passing the exam is that things don't change immediately (except that you receive a bill from the Royal College so that you can use MRCPsych after your name).

I stayed on my SHO rotation for an extra 6 months (to get some Forensic experience) so even though I had membership, I was still doing first on calls and and earning exactly the same salary.

Things eventually do change-you finally move on because you have your membership but it does take a while (possibly even longer for those who passed now and have to wait until August to start higher specialist training). I guess the feeling I'm talking about is that it was an anti-climax.

It could be worse, you could've failed and had to shell out for and study for the exam again!

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I sort of know what you mean. By the age of 30+ we've had so many highs and lows, failures, successes, passes and fails that I think we become desensitised to them, regardless of their importance. I think the high point for me on passing was more to do with the fact I'd never have to sit down for a compulsory exam again in my life.

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