first year

  1. Piglet2020

    M1 Super Tired & Stressed, Dreading First Anat Exam

    Hey everyone, MS1 here and started class two weeks ago. I dont think anything could have prepared me for the sheer amount of material in med school... I’m studying 6 hrs a day after lecture & lab and still feel I’m missing information. I dont have time for myself other than to eat, sleep...
  2. Piglet2020

    MD & DO Incoming MS1s Nervous Venting Thread *Share Your Greatest Fear*

    I created this thread so that incoming Class of 2022 students, like myself, can vent their anxieties about starting med school. I know that a lot of students are scared of moving away from home to a new city, immersing themselves in one of the toughest professions, and in short, adjusting to...
  3. PreDrANB

    Cross-Country Move/Moving to the South Advice

    I recently read a nice thread in the pre-med forum in which people were offering some really great advice to a student who will be moving from California to the Midwest. As an incoming first-year (PhD) who is moving from Southern California to the South I, too, am a little nervous about moving...
  4. E

    Suggestion of using a Q bank during MS1?

    I am going to be an incoming student this fall and am trying to decide which q bank to use to supplement studying for classes/start prepping for board style questions. I just did a Masters program where I took anatomy, physiology, pharm and other classes I will be pretty much repeating during...
  5. C

    MD Can anyone help me understand this aspect of MD course?

    Hey, so it has been about 2 months since I started my MD course. So far everything has been going great! The thing is, I am so interested and motivated to learn Anatomy and I find it very fascinating which is good because I plan on becoming an Orthopedic surgeon one day. But my university does...
  6. M

    Advice for Pre-vet

    Hi, I am starting college in the summer on a pre-vet track with a Bio major. I just recently decided to go to vet school after my undergrad and i am very nervous about it. I have researched all pre reqs and requirements for vet but I feel like I am not completely aware of what i have to do. I...
  7. A

    African American DO v MD

    So I'm in a position, where I will be choosing between MD or DO. I am interested in DO, cause I want to learn OMM. However, I'm African American. And in the back of my head I feel like there will always be someone thinking "OH, he is a black Osteopath. I guess he wasn't good enough to...
  8. G

    Study pointers for someone completely lacking study habits?

    Eyyy I'm prepping for 1st year this fall and have been really leveling with the fact that, on top of being out of school for a couple years, I really had TERRIBLE study habits in undergrad. Pretty much didn't read textbooks, crammed for exams, etc. Ended up with a solid GPA, so I never really...
  9. F

    Any dermatology research opportunities for a first-year medical student?

    Hey everyone - I'm currently a first-year medical student with a strong interest in dermatology. I would love to gain some experience working in research that has roots in derm, preferably this summer (2018) when school is out of session. Any recommendations, advice or the like would be...
  10. F

    What's the best way to go about getting involved in research for publications?

    So I'm currently a first year osteopathic med student, and I am really looking for ways to boost my CV. My school has no direct research facilities, but I am really determined on finding a project to work on, especially this summer. Any tips on who I should contact or if anyone knows any...
  11. MessiNeymar10

    Temple dental first year

    Hey friends, I was wondering if there are any recent Kornberg D1s on here that can shed light on how first year typically is, how we can expect the transition to be, how much time we'd be in lecture, how often examinations take place... etc I want to get a feel for what our first year is going...
  12. 2

    How can I be a supportive SO to a new Medical Student

    My boyfriend started medical school about a month ago and Im having some tough moments relating to the stress he's going through. I do my best to be supportive, I do more of the chores, cooking, cleaning to make things less stressful for him. I do my best to help him calm down when he's stressed...
  13. M

    Surgery and class rank

    Hello everyone!! I am an M1 in a MD program and I am about to take my first exam. I am really interested in surgery and was wondering if anyone had any advice on things to be involved with to increases my chances of being matched. I am thinking probably general surgery, but not sure. I was...
  14. M

    Things you wish someone would have told you...

    So by the end of my senior year of undergraduate school, there were a laundry list of things I wish someone would have told me... - join ONE club and work hard at it - keep a journal, you'll want to remember all those memories - don't just stick to one group of friends, branch out - get a job...
  15. L

    Best Textbooks for otolaryngology residency programs

    Hi, I'm from Brazil, and I have started my ENT residency program this year, and I wonder what would be the best introductory books to study... If you also have any tips on more advanced books, it would be very helpful.
  16. R

    Moving in with SO + starting medical school

    Hi guys, long time lurker here. I recently got accepted to my state school (hallelujah!) and now I am in the process of looking at places to live. My significant other and I have been talking about living together one day for awhile and I feel so lucky that we have this opportunity now to take...
  17. YLFounder

    Using FA during first year alongside classes?

    When I studied for the MCAT in undergrad, I realized that a lot of the information I was finding in my books was relevant to stuff I learned in class. More so, it seemed to condense and help me understand the material so much easier than some of my professors, especially the organic chemistry...
  18. O

    I just have a couple questions?

    So freshman year I took Chem 1: C+ Comp 1: A BioE: C+ Calc: D Chem 2: C+ Retake of a two part Calc 1: B in first half B in second half (4 credits each?) Psych: B+ Theatre : A Then I got my ish together and stopped messing around..... Summer: Ochem 1: A Now I'm a sophomore and this semester...
  19. chilibean98

    NAVLE Grading Scale on Midterm Year One Veterinary Exam?

    Today, a day before my class's midterm, one of our professors showed us a grading scale, that has the lowest passing grade at 72%, and put the grades in terms of terms of letters. She said that the grades would not be entered as percentages, but rather the letter that correlated with a range of...
  20. J

    Medical school and unreliable info on the web

    Hello, Bran new medical student here. I am curious to know how to discern whether the information that I find online regarding diseases, treatment and such is reliable. For instance, I need to find information on a given disease and of course my first step involves Google. However, I have been...
  21. Caterpillar

    Vet student blogs?

    Anyone know of any current vet student blogs? I'm having a hard time finding any that are up to date when I search through google and old forum posts.
  22. O

    CCOM reasonably priced housing?

    Starting at CCOM in the fall and didn't get what I wanted with the on campus housing application. Can someone tell me what's a good area (reasonably priced) to look for a 1 bedroom apartment? Much appreciated
  23. YLFounder

    Step 1 Studying During First Year?

    Hi everyone, I'll be entering medical school this fall and I was wondering what you would advise to study during the first year for Step 1. I realized during the time I was studying for the MCAT that had I had those books around during my core science classes, I would have understood the...
  24. V

    Advice from Older Students to First Years

    Hello all, As I finish my second year of Veterinary school and can't help but think back to this time last year when life was awful and I thought I would fail out of Vet School and now am getting grades that I never thought I would get. What's different about this year? I think a lot of it has...
  25. M

    how much do first year specialists make?

    Edit: Lol I know I plan way too far in advance, its a blessing and a curse. My real question in all of this was: in your experience, about how much can endodontists/orthodontists expect to make in their first year or two out of residency? (Ideally in Mass or Cali, and I'd be willing to work...
  26. P

    Summer b4 vet school - Zoo interest

    Hi all. I'm starting vet school in the Fall and am trying to figure out what to do this summer. It's a short summer and I will likely only have about 1.5 months free after my college graduation. I'm interested in zoo medicine and although it's a very challenging path, I am determined to give it...
  27. M

    How to study in medical school?

    hey everyone, Im starting medical school in a few months and want to what were some effective studying strategies you guys use/used in med school. I naturally just like to attack the material and read lectures over and over for hours. I know that will be problematic in med school with just the...
  28. J

    Ideal loan set up?

    So.. All the excitement of applying, looking at different schools, comparing the bells and whistles of each and finally getting accepted and putting down my deposits is now over. It is indeed time to start looking at the ugly part of it all- loans. My question is - Assuming no HPSP or NHSC...
  29. M

    not great first semester, worried about potentially specializing

    Hey everyone! I have been lurking around a lot but never made an account until now I am a first year dental student and my first semester didn't go that great. I got a 2.4 GPA (ranked 71/93) and I am a really worried about not being able to get into a residency in the future. I understand that...
  30. sdpatt

    CCOM Housing for Fall 2016

    Hey all, Ive been accepted and put down my deposit for CCOM Fall 2016. I was wondering how anybody who has went here in the past and lived off campus their first year found a roommate? They don't have an accepted student facebook page as far as I can tell which is a little disappointing...
  31. F

    Research Opportunities Abroad Summer after M1

    So it's "strongly recommended" that you do research or something medical related during your last summer in medical school after your M1 year. I really want to travel abroad, and was hoping to scratch my wanderlust (sorry for using this really cliche word btw) itch and beef up my CV at the same...
  32. Mecidimes

    MS1 - Failed first test in Foundations course

    I'm a first-year medical student in Kentucky. Our class structure includes a Foundations course which I am currently taking, and it covers micro, immuno, pharm, and pathology, none of which I took in pre-med courses. I am certainly paying the price for not taking those courses, because despite...
  33. cutari

    Should I just quit?

    Hey Guys, new poster here... not one to post on forums usually, but I really need some help. I'm still a first year medical student, just finished first semester and have exams coming up soon. Getting into this course was everything up to a couple of months ago - this time last year, it was...
  34. F

    Clinical experience during preclerkship

    Good afternoon everybody, hopefully you all don't mind taking a break from mourning John Lennon's deathiversary to give me some thoughts here. I'm a first year student and I've been looking at trying to get some experience in a clinical setting before third and fourth year rotations start. I'd...
  35. C

    Do I need to take a second quarter of calculus?

    Long time lurker, first time poster. I am currently in my first year of undergrad at a community college. My community college runs on a quarter system and this quarter I took Calc 1. I know a lot of medical schools require math, and some require one semester of calculus. Because my college...
  36. jpaulmakeyafall

    Rough first semester with Chem, looking for opinions/advice

    Hi, I had a scholarship to play lacrosse for the University of Tampa but decided to attend my local community college for the cheaper route and to focus on academics without the distractions of well.... being in Tampa. This college corresponds all of its curriculums with The University of...
  37. fitdoc123

    What to expect the first year of optometry school?

    I will be starting SUNY August 2016, what should i expect the first year of optometry school? At SUNY but also any other schools for general opinions? What is the first year like? classwork, time management? how did you balance school and fun time?