Are you currently struggling to find time to study for an ultrasound registry exam? We hear you! Juggling a career (or school), family, and whatever else life throws your way can be challenging. Trying to add meaningful study time can be daunting. So what can you do to eke out some quality study time? We have some suggestions.
Where and When to Study for an Ultrasound Registry Exam
First – where to study. When preparing for the SPI, an ultrasound specialty exam, or any other test you are looking to ace, where you study can have a big impact on your outcome.
Many want to study at home, and if you have a quiet, well-lit space, that is a great place to start. However, some of our clients find that home can present too many distractions: kids, pets, etcetera. Others depend on their place of work as a study location. This can be a good option as you may already have an awake and alert mindset because of the environment. However, if you are constantly busy or stressed, this may not ensure the best study period.
So here are two suggestions that have proved beneficial for some of our students who struggle to find time to study for an ultrasound registry exam:
- Study in your car (I know it sounds crazy, but keep reading)
- Go to a coffee shop or library to study
The second problem to solve is when to study. So let’s address this issue.
One of the best times to study your ultrasound notes, watch a video, or take an exam is when you are feeling the most awake and relaxed. Try doing this a few minutes before work. Do you have a few extra minutes in the morning? Maybe you can linger at your favorite coffee shop. No time to stop somewhere on the way to work? Why not arrive to work about 15 minutes early and study in your car? (See, it’s not such a crazy idea after all.)
You can apply the same ideas after your shift is done. Sit in the car for a few minutes. Take advantage of these periods, even though they may be brief at times. To have the best results, be consistent, have a quiet space, and find a time when you are not too tired or stressed from the day.
We hope this helps give you some ideas. If you find you are still struggling, please feel free to contact us. As always, we are happy to help you reach your ultrasound testing and career goals!