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staying awake

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by gujay11, Jan 18, 2002.

  1. gujay11

    gujay11 Junior Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Is it just me, or has studying become extremely difficult in med school? As an undergrad, i was able to stay awake and study for much longer periods of times than i am now. Anyway, i was wondering (for any of you guys in the same boat), how do you stay awake? Any useful suggestions would be greatly appreciated? Also, any foods that keep you awake and focused? Thank you all!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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  3. nitro girl

    nitro girl Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 9, 2001
    albany NY
    hell yeah, and its january so its so so much worse. ok, so I find i can fall asleep after 2 espressos, 2+ mountain dews...caffienne wasn't working so i started drinking red bull. It worked. I was able to stay awake for this last exam period, hoping it will work again this time.
    theres just so much material and so little time...Im in year 2-
  4. jimjones

    jimjones Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    Was wondering if people take stimulants during surgery, ob/gyn, etc rotations. Like coffee, decongestiants (ephedrine), etc.
  5. CaliMed

    CaliMed Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 17, 2001
    nitro girl

    What do you think about Albany Medical College?
    How do you like Albany, NY? I am holding a slot at Albany and would appreciate any information about the city and the college. I am very excited about my acceptance!
  6. yigit

    yigit Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 31, 2001
    all around
    Isn't it possible that I'm just a night person? I never have trouble staying awake, I can easily go till 4, 5, 6 o'clock, but ask me to wake up at 5 and I don't feel awake until at least 10. Oooh look at all the new smileys!!
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  7. Jeff698

    Jeff698 EM/EMS nerd 15+ Year Member

    Aug 11, 2000
    Salado, Texas
  8. nitro girl

    nitro girl Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 9, 2001
    albany NY
    hey cali girl

    they call this place UC albany, if that is any indication for you. lots of cally imports

    its ok. very small, no affiliated campus like a real school so its just med students and the hospital. albany....well, its upstate new york. NYC is close, Boston is close, montreal is close...VT and skiing and snowboarding is close. rent is cheap, bars suck, people here are all gold chains and hair gel, i haven't dated from the community, although i found some raver/snowboarder/street riders to hang out with, and some roadies....Im a retired bicycle racer from CO....anyhow, its alright. I have a hard time just hanging out with med students though, too conservative a lot of the time. I guess you know where you stand, what it takes to make you feel normal. you can find what you need here, although its going to be in smaller doses than you are used to thats for sure.

    and get used to snow and months and months of no sun in the winter

    Ive made some good friends in the school though, overall people are decent and they really have a cool way of teaching. theme based. it follows the boards format pretty well.

    thats my 2+ cents worth.
  9. Pegasus

    Pegasus Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I drank so much coke/coffee 1st year that I got PVC's (preventricular contractions) and now I cant even drink a cup of coffee without feeling like I am going to have a heart attack.
    (If anyone knows what to do about this..I am all open for suggestions).
    It sux so bad because I am worried about starting 3rd year in July...begining with Surgery!!

  10. Dodge This

    Dodge This Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 11, 2001
    At the beginning of school, I couldn't figure out why I couldn't stay away too. I used to go on 5 hours of sleep a night in undergrad and I tried to do the same thing in med school. When I started getting 7 hours of sleep, I felt so much better and much more alert.

    It just takes more endurance in med school. I haven't had 4 hours of class in a row since high school. Even in college with multiple classes in a row at least I had to trek across campus and get my blood circulating.

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