I thought about it for a few days, reread the exam guides, and talked to a few of you, and I finally decided to go with BDCS next.
After finally settling on the division I went to Prometric’s site and was pleasantly surprised to find a new design. It’s pretty good…definitely an improved color palette, and really easy to use. While the overall process hasn’t changed, I’m a big fan of being able to type in NCARB into the search bar and get our exam to pop up instantly (instead of scrolling through the list of available exams and missing it every.damn.time.). It’s the little things that make my day, I suppose.
After dropping the $210 (and realizing that I’ve well passed a grand in exam fees, ouch) I confirmed a Saturday appointment on September 22. That gives me plenty of time to enjoy birthdays, partake in a big family wedding in Seattle, reintroduce myself to the gym, and still get lots of studying in. Now it’s time to start laying out my study guide based on the NCARB guide, and looking at all the recommended sources on the forum.
I’m still waiting for my SD results, but I’m not expecting them until later this week at the earliest. Here’s hoping that getting a jump start on the next round will keep my mind off of the results.