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Med School Preparation

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Viv, Nov 22, 1998.

  1. Viv

    Viv Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 9, 1998
    San Jose, CA
    Hey guys, can you guys drop a few lines on what you're doing to prepare for med school or to relax prior to med school? I'm planning to take an anatomy course and a business course next semester.
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  3. Derek

    Derek 10+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 1998
    As an M1, the best advice I can give you is to just relax and enjoy what is left of normal life. Everything you need to know for the boards will be taught in med. school. If you have never had an anatomy course before then take an intro level one, but don't overwhelm yourself. IMHO you'd be better served learning clinically based things like taking H&P, BP, and reading X-Rays.

    Just my 2 cents.
  4. edgar

    edgar Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 1, 1998
    Pomona, CA
    Derek and Viv,

    I plan to follow Derek's advice and chill for a few months before med school starts. Derek's advice matches a buddy of mine who is a 1st year in med school. He also told entering med students to enjoy some free time before school starts because you come out of the gates sprinting. I hear that if you don't relax a lot before the race, you may regret that you hadn't relaxed when you had the chance.

  5. Gregory Gulick

    Gregory Gulick Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 9, 1998
    Largo, Florida (USA)
    I for one plan on "chillin'" as much as possible. I don't know about you Edgar, but after grad school is over in May I fully intend to kick back for a month or two and just show up at "the race" the day it starts. Then I guess I'll just grit my teeth, bear it, and try to learn something AND have fun at the same time. ;-)

    We'll see... I'm just happy that I'll have the honor of suffering through medical school. :)

    Gregory Gulick
  6. AggieJohn

    AggieJohn Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    May 22, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    Agreed. I plan on chilling. :D
  7. OnMyWayThere

    OnMyWayThere OMS-III 10+ Year Member

    I took anatomy and it might have helped me the first 2 days of school. It's really not worth it. Go out, have fun, travel. Even if you have to take a loan to do so, do it. You're gonna have to store lots of memories to use in first year.
  8. Hoberto

    Hoberto Squirrel Girl 10+ Year Member

    Apr 10, 2005

    Holy cow!! You bumped a thread from 1998! Wow, I think this is the oldest thread I have ever seen bumped!

    I am doing nothing in preparation.
  9. FS-Pro

    FS-Pro Guest

    Nov 4, 2004
    Me too! Although I'm starting to get bored and anxious.
  10. BMW19

    BMW19 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2002
    Da South
    Even more interesting is the fact that Dr. Gulick goes on about how he is going to chill before med school, and at the bottom it says he is already a resident at suncoast hospital!

    Time Warp.....


  11. strawberryfield

    strawberryfield 10+ Year Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    hahaha... :laugh: at least we know he survived! :D

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