3 Pre-Reg Pharmacist Exam Tips Marvin Munzu & Locate A Locum
'It seems like it was Christmas a few weeks ago, and now we’re into examination season! Time flies when you’re having fun! The good news is that you’re within touching distance of achieving your goal of becoming a pharmacist. All those years of hard work will finally have come to fruition. I’m going to make this piece very short because that time is valuable is this point!
So, here’s what I think are the three key decisions that you must take into consideration in your final month. These factors will determine whether or not you succeed. No pressure…
1, What Are You Going To Focus On? If you have attended any of my sessions, I tend to speak about the importance of focus. What you are focusing on in relation to your exam? Are you focusing on what you do well, when maybe you should be focusing on the areas that you struggle with? You should focus on your strengths because that’s where you’ll get your confidence from, but you need to acknowledge that you do have weaknesses. Addressing your weaknesses will also give you great confidence as you see improvements!
2, Deciding How To Handle Your Experiences. It’s up to you how you react to success and failures. How are your mock exams and practice questions progressing? Are you becoming stressed because you’re getting questions wrong? Or are you going to view these small discretions as temporary blips and take confidence from the improvements that you’re making? Your mindset is your choice. Failure doesn’t have to be a failure. Try to view it is a chance to grow! See failure as a learning experience!
3, It’s Your Decision What Happens Next It’s up to you what result you get; the power is in your hands! If you aren’t confident of passing, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t. You still have time to change your habits. Go and talk to a friend from your class and help each other. Sharing knowledge is power when it comes to working in pharmacy. You don’t do this alone. Learn from your friends and share your doubts. Understanding that your peers aren’t perfect can help you deal with the unnecessary pressure that you place on yourself. So, don’t give up!
Thanks for reading. I hope this is helpful. The reason I’m sending you these messages this month is because at this stage, the most important aspect of your development is your ‘mental strength’.
Approach your exams with positivity. Learn from mistakes and see mistakes as room for development. A positive mindset can help to reduce stress and can bring enjoyment to your professional development. A happy mind can recall information with greater ease than a foggy mind.
Good luck and I’ll speak to you soon
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