I am enthusiastic, I don't think it is too unrealistic to want to be fluent in Spanish and French in about five years time... provided I keep up with them. I am going to do an hour of languages a day, three days a week French and three days a week Spanish, with a 'medical orient' to them. Have some medical dictionaries to go and pick up tommorrow actually to aid my quest for learning. That said, I am going to force myself to write a reasonably regular diary in said languages, so please forgive the odd entry you might find with umpteen errors, all part of the learning process!
Exams were rock hard. I had memorised every learning objective, one can imagine the amount of effort that that task had taken and yet there were still things on the exam paper that I had never heard of before! It was not just a simple memory test, real application of knowledge and that is a skill I need to develop this semster! I suppose any old parrot can memorise a few textbooks but we need to become encyclopedias. Interactive encyclopedias with problem solving algorithms.