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Some people just don’t test well.

AHAP members, yours truly, senior managing editor of Briefings on The Joint Commission, is about to undertake a very frightening task: I’m taking the CSHA exam [1].

I like to think of myself as knowledgeable about Joint Commission standards and accreditation in general but having never been a survey coordinator I’m a little nervous. Also, my fellow AHAP bloggers will no doubt give me some serious grief if I don’t pass on the first try. Or second.

Fortunately, I can take comfort in knowing that if I fail, I should persevere. Because someone out there has failed her driver’s license exam 771 times, and she hasn’t given up. [2] So I won’t either. Apparently the woman, who resides in South Korea, has spent approximately $3,000 (or more accurately, 4 million won) since April, 2005 attempting to pass her written exam.

Wish me luck!