the countdown continues

December 14, 2010

resolution review: book learning
✰ #9: recommit to reading and studying.

unlike many of my other goals for 2010, this one actually did have a MICRO component: i proposed 30 minutes spent (outside of work) either reading or studying, 5 days per week.

since i passed the boards* (yay!) and got my grant finished (double yay!), i wouldn’t call this goal a total fail. however, there are always new challenges on the horizon, and there is SO MUCH to learn in the field of endocrinology!

i’ve already decided that i would like to be more specific in my goals for each week:

now i just need to figure out how to remain focused and disciplined when fear (ie: a $2000 exam; a 25-part grant) is not in the picture.

* since i now feel confident that my study method worked and i know there are peds residents reading, here is another link to the prep calendar i made with 5 weeks until the test (scroll to sept/oct 2010 to see the entries). i primarily studied from laughing your way and did PREP questions. feel free to


  • Reply Chelsea March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I think I missed when you got your official results from the boards. Congrats! Not that there was really a chance you wouldn&#39t pass :).

  • Reply Aimee March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Sarah– if you would like an ocean scene, Eric has quite a few on his website (– if you seen anything you like we can get you a print!

  • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    MS: thank you!

    aimee: ooh i&#39ll have to show josh & see what he thinks!

    girlinmaths: it&#39s the national board certifying exam to be a general pediatrician. since i am specializing, it doesn&#39t mean that much but i had to pass that in order to sit for endocrine boards, so it was important! plus, it was $2000 and i would have been really sad to have to shell that out again . . .

    your other question = future post πŸ™‚ thank you!

  • Reply Gabriela. March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Loved the smorgasbord – gotta love fun leftovers!

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