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Saturday, September 1, 2012

How I passed the Physician Board Examinations part 2

Applying to PRC:

  • long brown envelope, long plastic envelope
  • black ballpen
  • money
  • form requirements: transcript, certificate of internship etc, the ones listed in the guide I posted in part 1.
  • Have photocopies of your forms & documents
  • While at home, register yourself to prc website, there's a form there where you'll put in all your details, name, address, etc etc. Don't bother printing the sample form in the prc website, you don't need it. That way, mas mabilis to register when you get to prc, because it's faster since you've input all your details already
  • passport size pictures w/ your name
  • don't bring pencils, you don't need it
  • Buy the metered stamps & the envelopes AT PRC. NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM THE VENDORS OUTSIDE, those envelopes are fake, you'll just end up buying another during the exam day.

1 day before the exam:
  • Relax. Don't study, it won't be effective anyways
  • At night, you won't be able to sleep well because you're nervous, try to get some rest anyways.
  • Know which building of your assigned school you'll be taking your exam.
  • Decide how you'll go there, makikisabay ba? pano mag commute, etc.
On the 1st Exam day:
  • Don't chicken out, come in & take the exam.
  • Come in before 6:30 am
  • Bring light meals, like sandwich, don't bring rice & ulam (mahirap na kapag matae ka pa while taking the board exams), water, candies
  • Bring paracetamol or any NSAID, you might have a headache due to lack of sleep, agitation, & the test itself
  • Bring black ballpen, your pencils, eraser, sharpener, black pentel pen, 1 long brown envelope, 1 long plastic envelope, exam permit
  • For girls, it's ok to bring a bag to put your valuables like celfones etc, there'll be a place in the room to put your handbags.
  • It's nice also to bring samplex or topnotch reviewer pearls for cramming, use the 1 hour break to cram.
By the end of each exam day this is what you'll feel like:

DEFEATED. Yup, MAHIRAP yun EXAM!!! FEEL mo parang wala kang tinama, hinulaan mo lng halos lahat. Don't quit haha, tapusin mo na andyan na e. But you'll just compose yourself & face the exams the next day.

This is the time when you'll believe in all kinds of myths, like eating red ribbon empanada, wearing red, etc etc.

Myths I followed: 
  • I wore red on all exam days (except the last day, when by tradition, wear yellow for thomasians).  
  • If you don't have enough red, wear something red, like earrings, manicure, etc, basta may red ka.
  • Don't eat eggs as breakfast or in any meal of your exam weeks.
  • You can eat hotdogs para "1" hindi itlog ("0"). haha. 
  • I didn't know about the Red ribbon empanadas so I didn't follow that myth.

So far this is what I can remember that I can share to you.  If I remember additional stuffs I'll just add it up.
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  1. hello :) just wondering what books or review materials you could advise for the board exam. thank you :)

  2. I've posted a link to my part 1 of the advise regarding review materials:

    Although you may be needing the new versions of the books and reviewers already, since they're already outdated.

  3. Hi. Tanong ko lang po. Lahat po ba ng exam is multiple choice in 12 subjects?

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