motivation

  1. S

    What motivates medical students?

    I was wondering if there are any books or collections of interviews with medical students that explains their motivations. I often see, both on this forum and in my classmates, people who have lapses in motivation. Those are the most visible. People rarely say "I'm so motivated today! Look at...
  2. SwolePharmacist

    Week 3 of P1 Year Report: Pharmacy School is Really Weighing Me Down

    Hi everyone. So, Halfway into week 3 of pharmacy school report: I'm f*cking tired. Over the past two weeks and a half I've had so much thrown at me. All sorts of assignments, homework, quizzes, group projects, meetings, mandatory sessions, and more just thrown at me as if I'm supposed to learn...
  3. S

    Improving Clinical Eval Results and "Fairness"

    Improving Clinical Eval Results and "Fairness" I've been doing some thinking and reading of the forum, and have decided there must be a better attitude for approaching clinicals than I and many of many fellow students have. I've observed the students who are doing well and those who are not...
  4. D

    Finished with first semester of dental school. Near a psychological breakdown. Need Help :(

    Hey everyone! I'm an international dental student in a direct entry program (Im currently 19). I just finished with my first semester of dental school and unfortunately its been a real beatdown on me. I feel like since my mid-sem ive started losing sight of the big picture and why I decided to...
  5. P

    NAPLEX/Residency Nerves and Anxiety

    hi everyone, I’ve been studying nonstop for my boards, and I can’t help but feel discouraged. I feel like there is so much that I dont know, and I’m not ready to be a resident. I did very well in school and on rotations, but somehow it’s different when you now have to re-memorize everything in...
  6. bonbon89

    Nontraditional Student - Aiming for Ortho, Need Guidance

    Hey guys and gals, this is my first post on SDN but I've been lurking the forum for nearly 10 years now. Over that time period I've fallen off the path to medicine, worked in finance (mainly mortgage banking) and headed straight back to medicine after I realized that I don't care much for...
  7. S

    I am feeling my girlfriend may want to go to medical school for the wrong reason

    What worries me is that she was very stressed during this period when she studied for the MCAT and now she attributes the low grade to that stress and anxiety. It just seems to me that she postpones everything until the last minute as if she is not very motivated to work towards it. I just...
  8. Maskchamp

    Motivation

    Guys... Anyone have any trouble staying motivated during med school? All the studying, stress, etc. I'll be 37 when I finish so maybe that is it, and I had a great job before, which I actually do not regret leaving, but I do definitely miss my income. Every now and then, a topic comes up among...
  9. wolfnscale

    How to prevent running out of steam? (PostBaccs/NonTrads)

    Howdy SDN! Here's a question for my fellow non-traditional pre-meds: how do we NOT run out of steam? I'm a non-trad. I have a BS, an MS, and I'm currently in a Post-Bacc program. Each of these programs I've done back to back, without summers or breaks (my longest break was my first winter...
  10. C

    Tips on Moving Forward after Bad Semester?

    So I went through a lot of **** this semester. Grandfather fell sick, passed away and I'm having trouble staying motivated. The cGPA is about a 3.80 right now, I'm not ridiculously failing but I'm not doing well either. Really upset with my progress because this was such an important semester...
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    Other OT-Related Information You CAN do it!

    Just a little motivation for those who feel discouraged... I was told by an advisor my sophomore year that my chances for OT school were low. I was discouraged by grades and other peers consistently. When comparing myself to others in my major, I felt like I could never get into school. Well...
  12. Mgzapp123

    Motivation and Guidance please

    Hey guys so I'm a Pre Med Sophomore and I've had a super difficult first two years so far from being in the hospital, to just everyday bad luck, to terribly hard classes. My dream has always been to be a doctor but I feel like with all these road blocks that I'll never make it. Basically I have...
  13. G

    Need some help with motivation

    Hey guys. I'm a second year pre-med student right now and I'm struggling mentally. I had a decent first semester (3.75), but my second semester was absolutely terrible (3.1) due to some personal mental health issues. I was planning on knocking this semester out of the park in an attempt to make...
  14. T

    What motives you to become a doc?

    So I'm now 23, finished a Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree, and kinda suddenly realize that I want to help people, like actually helping someone physically. I never thought of entering the healthcare services even though my parents are in the industry (they are nurse / dental hygienist)...
  15. Mosaicity

    Summer remediation support thread

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  16. AJHook

    Suffering "Newbie". Real World Advice is Valued.

    Greetings all, For those who read, I'll attempt to make this as concise as possible. Brief rewind: I was a terrible student in high school. I had the worst habits imaginable. My inherent laziness and insistence on doing what I wanted when I wanted never served me academically. Despite being...
  17. amalgam2020

    DAT Motivation

    Motivation: You're working toward snagging the number 1 job in America. Here's the 2017 list: http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/the-100-best-jobs What more motivation do you need? (Okay, also look up motivation videos on YouTube. They're pretty great). You got this!
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    MCAT 2017 Study Partner in MD or online

    Hi guys, I'm looking for a MCAT study buddy preferably in Maryland (but online might work too). I am enrolled in the Kaplan online mcat-prep course, so I'm familiar with most of the content & test format. I will be taking the test on March 31st this year. I basically need help staying motivated...
  19. Cheezy89

    A LITTLE MOTIVATION FOR THE NEW YEAR!!!

    Always ask this one question!
  20. Carmiche

    The Motivation Thread

    What's up guys. I wanted to create a thread to help motivate people to continue studying and push themselves. I know for me personally it's hard to keep myself motivated to sit in the library and study. Especially when I'd rather be sleeping in the morning, or hanging out with my friends at...
  21. AJthefuturedoc34

    Pre-Med Youtube Channels to checkout

    I am planning to apply to med school in the fall of 2018- 2019 school year, so I am getting really excited for what is in store for the future. Lately, I have been looking at a lot videos of premed and medical students sharing their experiences on YouTube. I recently came across this one dude’s...
  22. M

    Lack of motivation to study for MCAT

    Hello everyone, I am currently approaching my senior year in college with plans to take the MCAT in february /march of 2017. I am pretty organized and good at making schedules, but my problem is my I just cant start studying. This summer I did take a summer class and it ended on june 30th. The...
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    Wanted: OAT Study Accountability Partner :)

    Hello future optometrists, Is there anyone out there who would like a study partner/study accountability partner? I need someone to help keep me accountable and on track with my OAT studies, and I will do the same for you! I will encourage you, help you study, and trust me when I say I will...
  24. Dreamislandcaptive

    What motivates you to keep pushing forward?

    For example when you face obstacles?
  25. K

    Dealing with mental illness during pre-med

    Hi, does anyone have any tips or advice for managing mental illness as a pre-med student?
  26. O

    Unique situation

    I've been reading SDN threads for a few months now and still haven't found the answer I'm looking for. This isn't really relevant but when I was 17 I moved out because I couldn't get along with my parents. I can't blame them though, I wasn't exactly making it easy for them. I had been working a...
  27. Yamhead

    Could making a popular medical/premedical page on Instagram possibly help with admissions?

    I'm just wondering if it would add up to my profile to make a medical social media page. It would be mainly about the progress of medicine these days, premed/med student motivation, etc. Considering I can get it to be popular, do you think admissions would see it as a plus having 25k+ followers...
  28. I

    I want to be a doctor, but I hate Med School ?

    The truth is, all I'm interested in is how the mind works : psychiatry and neurology. I plan to be a psychiatrist, this is what I've always wanted as a doctor, I never thought about becoming specialized in any other area. My question is how can I get over my huge disinterest in studying all...
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    First Generation Student Need some honesty, how am I doing?

    Hey! I am a first generation college student and I am looking for some advice. I feel like everyone I talk to sugar coats it and "believes" in me, but I am looking for someone to tell me if I am headed in the right direction or if my plan is completely irrational. I currently have my AA from...
  30. D

    Did anyone come from a not so good academic record in high school?

    Curious because I did horrible in high school and now I'm doing exceptionally well in college. Hopefully the answers you guys give me will give me some motivation because I'll feel like I'm not the only one.
  31. D

    I need some motivation

    Sometimes I start getting confused about life. It's like I know I want to be a doctor but I'm not motivated. I have not taken any science courses yet and I'm in my second year. Why? Because I'm taking my general education courses at community college. For some reason sophomore is always an...
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    Would anyone be interested in contributing to a website?

    Would anyone here be interested in contributing to a website, meant to motivate and inspire jaded medical students? Where medical students can contribute ideas, thoughts, and motivational experiences. Do you all see a need for this?