A black dot on a sheet of white paper
The disappointment of failing an exam is understandable. Parisa Karimi used techniques from self help books to find the strength to move on
- By: Parisa Karimi
I was a fifth year medical student then. One more exam and I would be in my final year. I got good grades in most of my exams at university. I was also a member of the research committee of my faculty. So, having prepared for more than two months, it came as a shock that I failed. My grade was one point below the limit. Naturally, I asked the office to check my answers once again, but there was no mistake. Failing this exam could cause a six month gap in my education schedule. This situation was really hard to tolerate. I had been so active, going to the hospital and university to study every day. I had been busy all day long for the past five years, but this all had to stop for six months.
Unlike me, my classmates were busy studying new courses, excited to start