I am in my peds/OB rotation right now and I've been having trouble with my OB tests since the very beginning. When I study, I highlight and I talk out loud in ways that help me understand. Atleast i thought I understood. I can explain it, but when it comes to a test, I freeze up and forget everything! Each exam was getting worse!
I do have ADHD and I take adderall for it. I can definitely tell the difference when I take it.
Anyways, after each test, I would go see my teacher, who is also my clinical instructor, and we would try to find out what the problem is. It's obvious to both her and me that I learn by doing. Well, I can't have all the patients with every disease!(if I did, garuntee I would pass each test with As!!) when I am in class, I take my med(not XR) and even though it works for about five hours, I start to get distracted again after about two hours! My lecture is about 3-4 hours long!
Back to the subject at hand: today was my final and I studied my butt off for this test because I really needed to make a good grade. Well, this test ended up being the hardest test I have EVER taken! I failed the class so now I'm back in OB next semester. I walked out of the class not knowing what the hell I just took. I feel like a failure!
Any tips on how tactile learners can pass OB?