So from the previous post I made, I described how to prepare your self in case you are planning to enter Medical School. In this part I will bend into few study tips and survival tips as well 🤓
1. Connect with other medical students in and out of the country
This is important in creating connections and possible sources of TRANSES, SAMPLEX, EBOOKS, AND A LOT MORE.
trans is like a reviewer made from the lecture of your prof. High yield trans will be really helpful.
Be nice with these new found friends not just because you’ll get something from them but because these people will be your future co-workers and it is so peaceful to work when you are friends with (almost) anyone. Also, sometimes your professors are or were the professors of your friends from other medical schools and this can help you in many ways.
2. Invest in office equipment
*these are not required but will help you a lot!
- a continuous-ink printer (it’s up to you which model actually)
- a ring binder machine (your transes should be kept well)
- pencils (for the lab manual)
- color pencils
- clip board
3. Ebooks or actual books?
Since I don’t have money to buy books, ebooks work for me. I just print the chapters I need and bind them. But if you want to buy books, C and E Bookstore (in Q Ave.), UST Bookstore, or Recto will be there for you. There are fb pages offering reprinted books for a lesser price 🙂
4. Build your confidence
Yeah, cause there will be so many times in your medschool life that you’ll be asked to stand in front for a clinical case report. Mind you that you have to be as snappy as how doctors should be. Old school style of reporting (like reading from the ppt) is not welcome in medschool. This also comes with exploring more how powerpoint presentations work. Know the basics in making a powerpoint presetation (or prezi).
5. Think of research problems
hahaha because there will be subjects that requires you to create a thesis workable for a semester.
There could be a lot of things I can share but I guess these are the things that are important in my 1st year experience. I hope this can help you as you prepare ❤️💖
Good luck, Doc!