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3 ways to Overcome Exam Failure… from personal experience

When I was in my fourth year of medical school I failed my exam – the very first time I had failed. It hit me really hard. I knew a lot of doctors who had failed exams and got over it easily, however it took about three weeks for me to overcome it. I’d never had any experience failing exams before and I genuinely felt that I had let down myself, my tutors and even my parents. What made it worse was that all my friends passed. Over time, and now looking back, I realised that at some point failure is inevitable – be it medical school exams or further into your NHS career – but how you learn from those failures and come out a winner is what matters.