By Ishbel Gall - Once again we are rapidly approaching the annual RSPH examinations in Anatomical Pathology Technology and I know all of you who are sitting the examinations are studying hard.
Once again we are rapidly approaching the annual RSPH examinations in Anatomical Pathology Technology and I know all of you who are sitting the examinations are studying hard.
For some of you it may be the first examination you have sat for quite some time, for other candidates you may have recently sat examinations either in Anatomical Pathology Technology or other subjects. No matter how many examinations you sit there is always a bit of nerves, it’s only natural. When I sat my CAPT examination it had been a few years since I had done any written examination and I found it quite difficult to get back into the way of studying and even writing for an hour was quite a strain! In those days we didn’t have computers and mobile phones, most things were handwritten not typed, so I can empathise with that part of the examination.
I'm sure all of you have been working hard towards Thursdays examinations so I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all the best of luck. I know some of you have had to work very hard to be allowed to sit the examinations and some of you are funding your examinations yourselves so I especially hope that things go well for you.
I know it’s not all about luck it is about hard work but just occasionally you do get the question you have been hoping for and that always makes things a little less stressful! Do remember, and I’m sure you have been told this a million times, read the questions carefully before answering.....many marks are lost by answering the question you think you have been asked not the one that is actually being asked!
I'm sure you will all do extremely well and I look forward to seeing the results in early June.