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  1. Egyptian Doctor

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    1. Get used to it, "You are not going to understand anything for the first few months of med school". Med School is an entirely new universe, and for many it will be extremely confusing at the beginning. This will last for about three months time, but afterward you should begin to be a lot more comfortable.

    2. Get it to your head, and do so right now, you will not be prepared for all the things that will be thrown at you doing your medical school education. It's going to be very difficult, rigorous, and will test you in ways that you never been tested before. Never forget, nobody begins this process ready to be a doctor. You will have to go through many experiences, and have many test and trials in order for you at the end of the day, to be a doctor.

    3. Never forget, boundaries are out of the window! In becoming a doctor, you will have to begin to be comfortable speaking about sex, touching people intimately, dealing with death, and as well as with many particular types for people. For people that this is difficult for at this time, during the process of becoming a doctor this will become extremely normal and natural.

    4. This tip is extremely important, always do things your own way! Your friends may use books, they may use the Internet, they may use computer applications or many other tools. In the end, this will not mean much. However, what is important is that you use what you are more comfortable with. You will always score higher and make a better impression by using what is natural to you.

    5. Also, the field of Medicine Is Amazing! Never forget that you have chosen a profession that brings great joy, can heal many, and is also one that rarely has a boring moment. It is one that is always growing, developing, and using new computer techniques to more effectively you have a masses. Never lose sight of how amazing the field of medicine is by being so bogged down with the work of med school.

    6. Travel. Make sure that you take time to travel away from the institutions where you're gaining your medical degrees. If you do not travel, you will lose your mind! Medical School is intense, and once in a while, you have to break away. Yes, during this educational experience your budget will matter dramatically, however, sometimes this is what family is for. Ask that rich uncle to send you away for a quick vacation. You'd be surprise, he just might!

    7. Make sure you make new friends. Don't let your only friends be the colleagues that you are gaining your medical education with. You need to have variance within your friends, and if all of them are in the medical field or are becoming doctors, you'll be bored to death. Even the gentleman in the corner café shop making $10 an hour, can be the best friend you'll ever have during your time becoming a doctor.

    8. Always take this experience extremely seriously. You cannot slack off in anyway. There's so many things I need to see, conversations you need to hear, people you you need to meet, and sick people you need to eventually attend to. All of those experiences will help you become an amazing doctor. Take every moment is extremely seriously. Never forget, it's not just the things are learning during this time in your life, but it's also the networking and camaraderie that you're having with your colleagues too. All of these experiences will fuse together to make this time in your life, one of the best that you'll ever have.

    9. Be humble, and never think you know it all. You can learn from anybody, and in order to learn something even in the field of medicine, not everything has to come from a doctor/professor. Also, as you progress you will have patients and though they are not doctors, they are experts in some ways with their own bodies. Be careful, and listen to them when they talk about their bodies.

    10. Never forget, that in medical school you are not just learning about medicine. There are so many things that you have to learn and understand, and not all of them will be about the field itself. When the experience of attaining your education is over, one day you will turn around and be surprised with all of the things that you know, and all the people that you have interacted with.

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  2. akuila waradi

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    Completely agree with these...really struggled with points 1,2,4 and 6 in my first year inmed sch...slowly learnt to improve on these points...hats off to author for quaint summary
     

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    wow great informations !!!! we must do by it!!!
     

  4. Nayanapadma Liyanage

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    woo, well matched for new medical students like me. thank you very much.
     

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    Gr8 tips. Will definitely keep them in mind.
     

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