Roller coaster ride

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by GenusTide, Jul 22, 2012.

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  1. GenusTide

    GenusTide 2+ Year Member

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    Well ladies and gentlemen, I feel as though I am on the first peak of a fun and scary ride know as medschool :eek:. I no longer feel the clicks of the track lifting me up to the top and I am peaking over the other side with my stomach in knots not knowing what it is going to be like and the fear of the unknown. While I have dedicated many years now and given up a former career, I certainly feel the excitement of my dreams and dedication have laid in front of me. I understand that this journey will have its many ups and downs but I look forward to hi-fiving on the ups while learning from the downs. For all of you out there in the same boat as me in the sea of the class of 2016, I congratulate you on all the hard work it took to get here. I raise my glass and toast to you and wish you all the best in your future studies and career paths!
     
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  3. costales

    costales 2+ Year Member

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    Take it one exam at a time, get enough sleep, watch your beer intake, don't ever, ever procrastinate, and you'll amaze yourself.
     
  4. DrMaximus

    DrMaximus CA-1 7+ Year Member

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    Ditto, my friend. We'll blow med school wide open! :D

    And thanks for the advice! I'm sure we'll need a ton of that to get us through. :thumbup:
     
  5. Mbeas

    Mbeas Hi I'm Kate 7+ Year Member

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    Yep, two more days until I move into my new apartment and a few more weeks until classes start. Crazy stuff. But no worries, we'll dominate. Just stay focused and enjoy the ride!
     
  6. Cinclus

    Cinclus Es un pájaro. Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    I'm starting tomorrow! I can't believe it! :eek:
     
  7. Mbeas

    Mbeas Hi I'm Kate 7+ Year Member

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    Really? Its so early though. Are you starting fresh with some 8am Anatomy?
     
  8. DrMaximus

    DrMaximus CA-1 7+ Year Member

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    I'm only a day behind you, bro!! :D

    Orientation on Tuesday with intro to anatomy on Friday. :scared:
     
  9. Cinclus

    Cinclus Es un pájaro. Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Nah, we're starting fresh with a retreat to this place: https://www.artesianlakes.com/default.aspx :D

    Classes don't start until next Monday. This is orientation week.
     
  10. Mbeas

    Mbeas Hi I'm Kate 7+ Year Member

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  11. GenusTide

    GenusTide 2+ Year Member

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    Thank's for the advice! Don't worry, I have already amazed myself in just getting to this point :D!!

    Wow, I thought we were starting early with the the start of orientation this Friday. Good luck :thumbup:
     
  12. TeamZissou

    TeamZissou jaferd 7+ Year Member

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    In the beginning instead of making thousands of flashcards and studying like you did in undergrad instead focus on learning how to learn efficiently.

    Know that feeling your brain gets when you've been studying hardcore and it turns to mush from the effort you're putting forward to associate what you're learning with what you already know? Well this is the type of learning you have to do in med school all the time. You may start out only being able to really get yourself in the zone for a couple hours at a time, but by the time you take Step I staying in the zone for 8 hrs won't be a problem.

    There is far to much info in med school to make flashcards and study guides for everything. Instead only use those tools to help you polish off details you may be struggling with.

    In short, it will be very painful initially to make yourself learn the right way but it will pay off in the end. Just like bodybuilders working their muscles you're working your brain, make sure you have good form in the beginning.
     
  13. thepoopologist

    thepoopologist Ph.D in Clinical Meconium Bronze Donor 7+ Year Member

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