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5 Tips For Medical Students

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  1. bart

    bart Active member

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    Surely on more than one occasion, you have become depressed for having obtained a bad grade, being scolded by a teacher, or because you simply feel that no matter how hard you try, you cannot stay afloat like everyone else.

    Believe me, this not only happens to you, almost everyone lives this experience in our time at the university; But if Medicine is the career you really like, then follow these tips.

    The first thing you have to know to survive the medical career is that it is not a speed race. It is a resistance race, many try to go too fast and end up failing the subjects. Calm and patience will help you a lot to survive and become a doctor.

    Persistence beats intelligence.
    Never missing in class those classmates who seem gifted, do not be intimidated, no matter what “advantage” you start, it matters how strong you are to stay, study whenever you can, never fully trust what you already know, look for more, Constancy will be your best tool.

    Choose your sources well.
    In medicine there are many sources of information to read, there are books, magazines, even apps; There is a lot to study from, this is a double-edged sword because that same variety that amazes us also confuses us by not knowing which information is reliable and which is not. Check first the medical texts recommended by your teachers, check all you can, until you find the one with which you feel most comfortable to study a particular subject.

    Find your study method.
    To achieve this you have to experiment a lot. There are a lot of methods to study, and its effectiveness depends on the person because we are all different, I recommend you search online for “Learning Styles” a theory that talks about visual, auditory, reading-desk and kinesthetic styles.

    Surround yourself with people who want the same or more than you.
    Generally, in the university, we know very studious people, others not so much, and some that in fact, we do not know what they do there. Be very careful when setting up study groups, look for people with the same enthusiasm as you for studying and if they are more ambitious in this, better yet, you can learn from them, always make connections for success.


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