Just took part 3 for the second time and I feel like I failed again. The first time around, I pretty much failed because of BIO even though I felt like that skill was fine. I actually walked out of it feeling like I did well. I tried to challenge it and they didn’t re-appeal it and gave no helpful advice of what I did wrong. So I had an instructor watch me, and she said I was doing everything right.
This time around, I tried to get the script down and say everything. I did really well on BIO / 90 / SLE and I made sure to verbalize EVERYTHING. I had to re-do 90 because my proctor couldn’t get a view of what I was seeing, and when I re-did it it went well, but I feel like it messed with my confidence. I keep remembering little things that I did wrong on the other stations, and I’m afraid that’s going to add up.
I guess I’m just frustrated with this whole process. I felt like I did well the first time, and failed. This time I feel like I did worse on the smaller stations and better on the big stations. I’m really just venting, or looking for insight from anybody with a similar situation.
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