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What Do You Wish You Had Done Before Starting School?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by nicolette, Nov 6, 1999.

  1. nicolette

    nicolette Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 6, 1999
    This question is geared towards current med students. I will be starting my first year next fall, and I was just wondering what kind of advice you have for someone who's just getting started. Are there some things you wish you had known, prepared for, etc. Would any of you recommend taking some additional science courses as preparation for first year courses? Any other special advice?

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  3. Hey,
    So you are about to start Med School. Let me be the first to tell you that you have made the right career choice, if you are in it for the right reason. I am 21y/o medical of the youngest in my class, yea its hard, yea its stressful...but I love it. So you want info. O.K.
    First semester you will be taking Histology/Embryology, Biochemistry and Gross Anatomy. If you want to get ahead, do some reading in the Gross Anatomy book (Author: Moore), get a Netter and start on the "Back", which will be the first aspect on gross that you will encounter. Gross is not hard/difficult, it just takes alot of time and memorization, but try to understand it...the insertions, innervations, blood supply and actions of each muscle. My best advice would be...ENJOY your free time now, spend it with your family or loved ones...relax and be excited for what you are about to embark upon in the future. Best of luck!!!

  4. turtleboard

    turtleboard SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 1999
    New York, New York
    Make us all a promise and just relax. [​IMG]

    Gross Anatomy varies from school to school. Not every school starts off with the back, although it would seem pretty logical. We started off with upper limb.

    The coming summer will surely be your last free summer for a LONG time.

    Tim of New York City.
  5. avi newman

    avi newman Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 29, 1999
    new york, new york
    i wish i had worked on my tan some more, and also had more experiences that would be the envy of the sultan of time for that now!...good luck!....avi
  6. justwannabadoc

    justwannabadoc Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 1999
    Kirksville, MO
    Though a good majority of people say that you should relax and have fun, I wish I had gone over biochem before I started.

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