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So, um, insecurity ahead. Apologies in advance.

A lot of people here talk about what a shock med school is, and how they can no longer crack open a book the day before finals and ace the test. I'm a freshman in UG and I start studying heavily four or five days before an exam--I have to put in a lot of work to get my A's.

Are people just exaggerating to emphasize the difference in workload, or should I consider new study techniques/a different career?
 

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So, um, insecurity ahead. Apologies in advance.

A lot of people here talk about what a shock med school is, and how they can no longer crack open a book the day before finals and ace the test. I'm a freshman in UG and I start studying heavily four or five days before an exam--I have to put in a lot of work to get my A's.

Are people just exaggerating to emphasize the difference in workload, or should I consider new study techniques/a different career?
freshmen year of UG is an adjustment just like freshmen year of med school is. find what works for you now and gives you the grades you want with the effort you're willing to put in.
When you get to med school you'll just do the same thing.

anything worth having is worth working for
 

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So, um, insecurity ahead. Apologies in advance.

A lot of people here talk about what a shock med school is, and how they can no longer crack open a book the day before finals and ace the test. I'm a freshman in UG and I start studying heavily four or five days before an exam--I have to put in a lot of work to get my A's.

Are people just exaggerating to emphasize the difference in workload, or should I consider new study techniques/a different career?
I would not worry so much about this as to try and change career paths. The simple fact is that medical school is nothing like undergrad, and is a culture shock to pretty much everyone. However, nearly everyone makes the adjustment and fairs well. Nearly everyone who gets in ends up graduating, and many of those who don't drop out for various other reasons. Just do what you need to do, get good grades and worry about getting into medical school. If you get in, you'll be fine.