I was looking at other med discussion forums and i found an interesting topic. Now i know this not a new or original topic, but i couldn't help but comment on the posts i found at this site concerning study time during the preclinical years: http://www.medschool.com Most of the postersm, med students at highly regarded schools like Harvard, Yale, and Columbia were saying that if you put in 1 SOLID hour of studying each night (big picture stuff relevent to board material) then you will be set for boards. I know many top ranked schools don't have grades or are P/F, but 1 hour/day????? Does that seem ridiculously low to anyone else? I probably average 6 hours a day, and that's not including lecture! After lecture I reread the lecture notes because the lecturers don't cover all the details and minutae in the notes that we will be tested on. That's around 50 pages of DENSE material. Now i'm a decent reader, but to read and digest that much material still takes a lot of time. I know that these students at top are exceptional, but how in the world can you learn ALL that material in 1 hour a day?? So it seems that i'm 1/6 as efficient as those students if they're correct(then again i'm on a grading system). Any thoughts?