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11 Tips to Help You Not Get Bored with Studying Med School Stuff

By |2019-08-20T15:17:09-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Medical Student Resources|Tags: |

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 [...]

10 Tips to Combat Insomnia So You Rock in Medical School

By |2019-08-20T14:06:36-04:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: Medical Student Resources|Tags: , |

It's easy to succumb to the pressure of medical school and quickly become an insomniac. Lifestyle changes help combat insomnia so you get a good night's sleep. Even if you're a resident or doing clinical rotations on the night shift, you can sleep well during the day. Just follow these tips to combating insomnia so you're at your best every day. 10 Tips to Combat Insomnia So You Rock in Medical School. Photo by Min An from Pexels 10 Tips to Help Future Doctors Combat Insomnia Use these 10 tips to help you combat insomnia and get the rest you need to tackle your daily medical student, clinical rotations and [...]

8 Tips to Make You a Valuable Team Player During Clinical Rotations

By |2019-08-19T14:29:41-04:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Clinical Rotations Resources|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Low GPA? You Can Still Get into Medical School with These 4 Tips

By |2019-08-12T17:49:05-04:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School|Tags: |

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 [...]

How to Fight Fatigue While Attending Medical School

By |2019-08-12T16:35:29-04:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Medical Student Resources|Tags: , |

A medical student’s life involves taking long hard courses and experiencing new things every day. At the end of each day, you’re expected to take in a bulk of information. We have tips for you to avoid suffering from fatigue. There’s also pressure to prove that you’ll make a really good doctor. All this can leave you drained. With all that going on in your life, it’s possible to end up thinking of everything else. You may forget about taking care of yourself while attending medical school. Photo by Marcelo Chagas from Pexels Fight Fatigue: Make Yourself Your #1 Priority While this is common and normal, you have to learn how [...]

5 Tips for Staying Mentally Healthy While Applying to Medical School

By |2019-08-12T15:26:03-04:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School|Tags: |

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 [...]

3 Tasks You Should Complete 1 Week Before Starting Med School

By |2019-08-09T20:26:41-04:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Medical Student Resources|Tags: , , |

Summer is almost over. It’s one week before starting med school, and you’re wondering what else you can do to prepare. We have three tips to help you prep, so your transition into this phase of your life is as simple as possible. Complete them the week before medical school starts. Photo by from Pexels. 3 Things to Do 1 Week Before Starting Med School One week before starting med school… 3 Tasks – Do the Following: Determine places where you can study and complete your schoolwork Figure out where self-care resources are located on-campus and within your local area Review your notes from orientation or come up with [...]

4 Black Women Doctors Who Broke Barriers and Made History

By |2019-08-09T20:27:55-04:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Diversity In Medicine|Tags: , , |

Today, there’s a shortage of African American women doctors in this country. Experts are calling for more Black women to study medicine in the US. We’ve found four Black women doctors who not only broke barriers and made history, but they absolutely kicked butt in their fields of study. These 4 Black Women Doctors Absolutely Kicked Butt Many African American women have made strides as US physicians. But these four Black women went above and beyond, becoming firsts in multiple areas of medicine. These are their stories: Black Women Doctors Breaking Barriers in Medicine 1. Doctor Rebecca Lee Crumpler Working as a nurse, Rebecca Lee Crumpler decided to attend [...]

America Needs More African American Physicians to Save Black Lives

By |2019-08-09T20:26:41-04:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Diversity In Medicine, Medical News|Tags: , , , |

Damon Tweedy is an African American doctor practicing in the US. He published a memoir in 2015 entitled ‘Black Man in a White Coat’ he breaks down the medical profession, health and race from his point of view in a predominantly white industry. His diagnosis was harsh. The bottom line: Having more Black men as physicians in the US could actually save the lives of more African American men patients. MedSmarter Instructor & Student Advisor Dr. Marc Cray Diversity in the Medical Profession Only 6% of US Doctors are Black Tweedy believes diversity is a problem in the medical profession. There are very few doctors of color. And they, along [...]

Top Pre-Med, Medical Student & Graduate Resources: August 2019 Edition

By |2019-08-09T20:30:54-04:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog Post Roundups, News & Events, Videos|Tags: |

MedSmarter Blog Roundup August 2019 Hot Blog Topics You May Have Missed We've been working hard behind the scenes to bring you quality weekly blog posts you can actually use. Some have become hot topics among our audience. Here are some hot posts written just for medical students and pre-meds that we think you should check out. The 4 Medical Schools in Georgia: Degree Programs, Tuition & Requirements There are currently only four medical schools in Georgia. One is public, while the other three are private universities. Knowing what types of degree programs each one offers, tuition and degree requirements helps you decide which one is best for [...]

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