time management

  1. libertyyne

    Studying During rotations

    I have been having a bear of a time studying for rotations. A majority of my time is spent on my rotation and by the time i get home and get situated I am already exhausted and ready for bed. How does everyone manage studying on rotations? Any tips ? Am I doing rotations wrong?
  2. psyflgirl

    Running out of time during practice Fls

    Hello, I know there has been previous threads about this but I can't seem to find the answer that I am looking for. I have taken 2 1/2 lengths and 2 FLs and for the PC and BB sections I run out of time. I know the main reason why I'm running out of time is because I am weak in a few things, the...
  3. Y

    DAT takers: time vs content

    Hey guys! So I was just wondering for those who have already taken the DAT, is the hardest part about the exam the content of the test, or moreso the time management aspect? For example, if you had more time on the exam would the test have been easier for you? I'm just wondering if I should...
  4. student-of-life

    Had timing issues on May 18th test - should I do a quick turnaround repeat?

    Hi everyone. Reading the different discussions on SDN has been immensely helpful for me, so let me preface my post by thanking everybody in this community - there are some really special people on here, and seeing that has made me even more excited for med school. Okay, now for my question: On...
  5. psyflgirl

    Will 3 months be enough time to study for the MCAT?

    I recently started studying for the MCAT (3 weeks ago), I have been doing content review with Kaplan 7 subject books and I have only been able to get to the second chapter for each subject. I am stuck with stereochemistry and I have spent like 2 days trying to get it, so I am starting to get...
  6. riba

    Study efficiency tips for dental school?

    Hello, I'm going to be beginning dental school this year and am currently taking my last prerequisite this semester... Ideally I would like to use this last course as a "practice run" so to speak for study skills. I achieve good results with my current study technique (go to lecture->write...
  7. B

    What are your best strategies for time management? What do I need to focus on? (Read below)

    At the moment, what I do is focus my classes and study time in the morning and leave the rest of the day to activities such as attend my research lab, volunteer at a midwifery, shadow at a free clinic near the border of MX, work as a pharmacy technician, and manage a health organization. (I also...
  8. A

    premed bf

    hi guys, my boyfriend, alex is a junior premed student at NYU- and they have one of the most competitive premed programs. it’s very vigorous. he studies for hours and hours on top of doing his work. exam weeks are hell. i barely see him once a week sometimes and it’s hard for me. (especially his...
  9. S

    I need help deciding my major...

    I'm currently a freshman double majoring in Biochemistry (BA) and Music Performance (BM) and honestly I don't have any time at all to do anything, ever. I need more time because I commute (1.5hr commute one way) and I'm away from home roughly 14 hours a day, 3 times a week, and around 8-10 the...
  10. J

    What fraction of time do you spend reviewing?

    There is constantly new information being added and yet its necessary to review old material. I find that as med school progresses, it gets more difficult to achieve balance since there is always more info added to the pile that needs to be reviewed. For example, I'm doing "Interpreting EKGs"...
  11. whosnisarg

    Sample Timeline

    Hey guys! I was just curious on sample timelines for pursuing an undergraduate biology degree (sample class schedules, when I should start studying for MCAT, when should I start volunteering, when should I apply to medical schools, etc). Any help at all is greatly appreciated! As well, what...
  12. Empathetic Dreamer

    Best way to appropriate time?

    Hey guys, so I am taking the DAT in about 2 1/2 weeks. At this point, I think I have a good idea of my weakest areas, and want to spend my remaining time focusing on them. I am doing Ari's 10-week study schedule, and am in the phase where I am doing timed problem sets. My predicament is that I...
  13. spidermonkeyMD

    PT to MD -how to start transition

    Hi, I am a physical therapist working for 7 years now and I have this feeling inside of me that I need to change career and pursue my dream of being a doctor. I don't feel PT is cutting it for me, it's not what I want to do as a career in life anymore. Anyway, I've been lurking into med school...
  14. dentaldiva27

    Should I reschedule my DAT?

    Hi, I currently am signed up to take the DAT on July 20th however this past weekend I broke my ankle and have to get surgery now. Prior to this, I had been working 40 hour weeks and shadowing for 6 hours a week and haven't truly gotten to study as effectively as I should have. I have most of...
  15. mrdeez

    Mom died, application is in shambles.

    My mom died unexpectedly during finals week of last semester (fall 2016). The original plan was to study for the DAT all of Christmas break and take the test the second week of spring semester. Obviously, dealing with this, not to mention the crazy nature of her death (murder conspiracies...
  16. M

    PhD/PsyD with a dog?

    Hello everyone, I wondered if anyone could shed light on their experience with time management while studying clinical psychology at the doctorate level. Specifically, I am curious what the dog owner's experience has been. How many hours a week do you find that you are working, and are you able...
  17. itsilya

    Should I start to study for the DAT right now or only during summer?

    So I'm currently debating if I should start studying for the DAT over winter break and the spring semester. While I study now, I don't plan on dedicating a lot of time towards it just because I'm trying to do other activities to boost up my resume. Or should I only study over summer 2 months...
  18. A

    Scribing as a Freshman?

    I just finished my first semester of undergrad, and am thinking of applying to ScribeAmerica for a scribing job next semester. As much as I would like to take up a job as a scribe, I also know that keeping up my GPA is most important (I finished this semester with a 4.0, and will be taking...
  19. P

    A plastic surgeons lifestyle

    Hello all, I am currently a premed student and I am very interested in plastic surgery. However, I want to be able to have a family and a decent lifestyle. I was wondering if I would be able to have weekends off and decent hours during the week and still be a plastic surgeon? I honestly do not...
  20. OT1224

    Other OT-Related Information OT Student Life

    I am attending OT school next year. Could anyone give me (and other prospective OT students) insights on how school life is like, compared to undergraduate? -Amount of free time? -Social life? -Education more rigorous? -Friendships? -Opportunity to work with OT professionals? Etc. Any advice...
  21. Samin23

    How should I manage my busy summer?

    With my degree plan, I'm required to complete all of my lower-level science courses before I begin the Fall 2016 semester. Because of this, I'm required to take physics 2 over the summer in order to meet the deadline. Also, I need to start studying for the DAT, and I've concluded that I will use...
  22. DrBelle

    Nontraditionals School Hack: How Do We Get Straight As (And Other Pro Tips)

    I'm a comeback kid and going back to do all of my pre-requisites. I, like many people here, have a very shoddy academic past to make up for so I want to get as close to straight A's as possible. I just came out of a year of school (nursing) so I'm not going back into the classroom cold but...
  23. J

    D1 athlete advice?

    Hey so I'm a pre-med D1 athlete and I just finished my first semester. I had a little trouble adjusting to the 20+ hours of practice a week (in our "off" season no less haha) and being able to handle academics. I was able to manage a 3.5 but I know I have to get a higher gpa in future semesters...
  24. B

    Insight on Scribing Time Commitment?

    I would really like to be a part-time medical scribe, but both PhysAssist and ScribeAmerica (the two companies I have looked into so far) have 8-10 hour shifts and don't seem very flexible. Currently I am taking 4 science classes and am in a research lab, with hospital volunteering on weekends...
  25. 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?