May 6, 2010 9:55 AM Subscribe
I have my doctoral oral examination in 2 weeks and I am really freaking out. Please help!
posted by sickinthehead to Education (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I passed my doctoral written examination about a month ago and now I have to face my oral exam. I am deeply, deeply panicked about it. I had so much confidence and pride in my written. I still do, but I can't seem to call up that feeling when faced with thinking about how I will perform during my orals.
I set up a mock oral for 8 days before the real thing and I'm even freaking out about that!
Please! Give me tips on how you got through this period of your graduate career. I am making myself literally physically ill with worry (migraines are out of control)! Also, for what it's worth: I am working on my PhD in Pharmacology. Any other science PhDs out there, please tell me about what your oral was like - in as minute detail as you can muster!