Physician burnout is a very troubling issue in the medical industry. Many of today's doctors and millennial residents suffer from mental health problems that lead to troubled marriages, depression and suicides. What's the key? For Millennial Residents: The key is identifying the signs and keeping your eyes open for mental health issues. Photo by Piron Guillaume on Unsplash. READ: 3 Types of Residents You’ll Grow to Love (or Hate) During Med School Millennial Residency Training & Physician Burnout What is Physician Burnout? Physician burnout is classified as a psychological syndrome that can be expressed as a response to chronic occupational stressors. Back in the day, a resident would spend on average [...]
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One thing every medical student can agree on is that studying med school stuff can be boring at times. However, you must do it to succeed in medical school. Let’s discuss various ways to take the boredom out of studying. 9 Tips to Kill Boredom When Studying Med School Stuff Follow these nine tips to make your study sessions more effective. Let us help you make studying med school stuff a little more enjoyable: How to Make Studying Med School Stuff Less Boring. Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels 1. Follow the “Goals & Rewards” Rule A great way to fight off boredom while studying is to set small goals [...]
Studying for medical school can be one of the hardest things to endure when you first start your journey toward becoming a doctor. As exciting as medicine is, med students get bored with studying sometimes. We have tips to help fix that. With lots of terms and facts to memorize and cases to research, some content may be very interesting while others may put you to sleep. There are times when studying seems like a chore. And you wonder what to do when you get bored with studying. Read on… 11 Tips to Help You Not Get Bored with Studying Med School Stuff. Photo by Kaushal Moradiya from Pexels. 11 Tips [...]
Your clinical placement is one of the biggest steps of your medical career so far. It’s very important that you bring value to your team to maximize your worth during clinical rotations. Want to know how? Keep reading… 8 Tips to Make You a Valuable Team Player During Clinical Rotations 8 Ways to Maximize Your Value During Clinical Placements Want to succeed and maximize your value within the clinical environment? Use the following eight tips to make you an asset to your team during clinical rotations: 1. Be Thorough Make sure to do a thorough workup on your assigned patients. Think about all labs, tests and imaging studies you want [...]
Your GPA (grade point average) is a huge factor for getting accepted into medical school. It’s the biggest way for medical schools to see how well you perform academically. But you can get into med school with a low GPA by following these four valuable tips. Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay What Is a Low GPA? A low GPA is typically 0.3 or more lower than your target school’s average GPA for accepted students. This is based on the US 4.0 scale. Another definition of a grade point average that’s considered low is less than the medical school’s 75th or 80th percentile. Consider These Things: Don’t focus entirely on one [...]
Applying to medical school can be tedious and stressful. We have 5 tips to help you keep your sanity while maintaining mental health during the process. Anyone applying to medical school knows that it can be a lengthy, complex and arguably painstaking task. For premed students, most focus on the time and money that has been spent getting ready for med school. While going through the application process, you may experience a roller coaster of emotions with highs and lows. You have so much riding on this, it’s understandable to feel a bit overwhelmed and tense. 5 Tips for Maintaining Mental Health When Applying to Medical School Use the following five tips [...]
Health & Wellness Tips for Busy Med School Students This is a 2-part series. Please click the link below to read part 1. Read Part 1 Surviving Med School: 10 Diet Tips for Busy Medical Students - Part 2. Photo by Trang Doan from Pexels Surviving Med School: 10 Diet Tips for Busy Medical Students - Part 2 6. Be Wary of Caffeine and Sugar Caffeinated and sugary beverages are the go-to for people suffering from lack of sleep and tight schedules. However, while these beverages may not be all that filling, they sure can add to your weight gain. They can also have detrimental effects on your overall health [...]
With long hours and inconsistent schedules, it’s no wonder med students have poor eating habits and constantly skip meals. Without proper diet, health and wellness decline dramatically. If you're looking for ways to eat better, we have 10 diet tips for busy medical students that are true recipes for success. Surviving Med School: 10 Diet Tips for Busy Medical Students. Photo by Elle Hughes from Pexels 10 Healthy Diet Tips for Busy Medical Students We've compiled these 10 health and wellness diet tips for busy medical students to help you on your journey of becoming a doctor. Follow them closely to keep yourself fit now and throughout your future medical career. [...]
How to Succeed in Clinical Rotations for Medical Students This is a 2-part series. Please click the link below to read part 1. Read Part 1 How to Succeed in Clinical Rotations for Medical Students. Photo by Pranidchakan Boonrom from Pexels 10 Mistakes Med Students Make During Clinical Rotations - Part 2 6. Disrespecting Nurses One of the biggest mistakes many med school students make during clinical rotations is being disrespectful or rude to nurses. Being cordial to the women and men who assist physicians and care for patients most makes your job simpler, now and in the future. This is especially true for the nurses you work with, as [...]
No matter the profession, mistakes are bound to happen. We all make them. However, as a professional, you must try your hardest to avoid them. Even during clinical rotations for medical students, there are common mistakes you can avoid altogether. People look up to you because they expect you to be flawless. During your training as a medical student, there are occasions when mistakes inevitably happen. Mishaps may happen during your first few years of study. But many common mistakes occur during your clinical years. When these issues come up, don’t be afraid to consult a mentor or anyone else in your training hierarchy on how to handle the situation. After all, they [...]