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Question for MS1s

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by darkmatter, May 21, 2002.

  1. darkmatter

    darkmatter Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    After finally getting through the first year, what are the things you think you should've done before the start of class? Were you all satisfied with the preparation you got or were there things you should have done?
     
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  3. Amy

    Amy Animal Lover Physician 10+ Year Member

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    What should you do before school starts? Enjoy your summer! No need to study or do any prep work whatsoever (besides taking care of your living arrangements, fin aid, etc.) You're gonna be working your butt off all year, so enjoy the free time while you can. Travel. Work. Hang out. Just don't study! :D
     
  4. guardian

    guardian Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    PMed ya.
     
  5. psyc.lover

    psyc.lover Member 7+ Year Member

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    any other advice?
     
  6. Cody1MD

    Cody1MD USF MPH/DrPH 10+ Year Member

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    I second Doggy's advise on excerise, it will help out a lot. Start getting in the habit early.
     
  7. japhy

    japhy Ski Bum 10+ Year Member

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    as people have said before, enjoy your summer, exericse regularly. i would also add, once school starts find a schdule that works for you and stick to it. some people went nuts and study 24/7 but found out they don't do much better than the rest of us. take advantage of all the support from faculty and administration. take advantage of all the amazing people you will meet and make some new friends. and probably most importantly make time for yourself every single day.
     
  8. Fah-Q

    Fah-Q Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    You would really be doing yourself a disservice by attempting any sort of preperation for med school. Med school is a game...you have to let them tell you rules before you start or else you will be lost. Live it up now because you will have to buckle down later. Perhaps get used to getting up early...I am still having trouble with this.
     

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