Friday, September 14, 2007


If I could learn the drugs, I would be a rock star. Instead, I'm more like Britney at the MTV Music Awards -- my chances of honors {poof!} disappearing into thin air.

Yesterday I reviewed my last written examination. I missed the vast majority of the pharmacology questions. I was able to answer general pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic questions, but when it came to having to choose a specific drug, I bombed.

The names all look the same to me. Ampicillin, Azithromycin, Cephalexin, Ciprofloxacin, Oxacillin, Doxycycline, Piperacillin, Ticarcillin, Capreomycin, Streptomycin, Isoniazid, Vancomycin, Rifampin, Albuterol, Metaproterenol, Propranolol, Terbutaline, Scopolamine, Doxazosin, Prazosin, et cetera. I just can't seem to remember which does what and how, and its toxic effects. There are just too many of these drugs for me to remember.

Drugs are Pharmacology is my weakness and I'm going to have to work on that for boards and, well, just about every exam I have to take this school year. Perhaps making my own flashcards instead of using Brenner's will help?


stinky said...

They say experience is the best teacher. With that in mind, you should sample every one of those drugs, see what it does to you and then you'll see that you'll never forget what that drug is.

DC Med Student said...

DC Med Student in Wonderland. Can you imagine? Eat me. Drink me. Inhale me. Inject me.