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The Importance of Sleep for Medical Students

By |2019-11-15T12:50:31-05:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Medical Student Resources|Tags: , , |

The Importance of Sleep for Medical Students It’s no secret that students are victim to sleep deprivation, and that couldn’t be truer for medical students. From years of medical school, and all-nighters before a big exam, to long rotation schedules– it’s easy to get caught up in a sleepless cycle.  Admittedly, many medical professionals condition students to accept sleeplessness as a way of life in their career, as 80-hour weeks are not unusual but can be expected during your residency. After all, sleep is a luxury that hardworking professionals can never afford, right? Wrong. In fact, research often supports the idea that more sleep can lead to more success and better [...]

8 Loan Forgiveness Programs That Help Wipe Out Med School Debt

By |2019-11-01T17:06:14-04:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Medical News, Medical Student Resources, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Did you rack up an unimaginable amount of debt attending medical school? Well, there are national and federal programs that help wipe out med school debt once and for all. They are known as medical school repayment assistance and loan forgiveness programs. And guess what? You’re probably eligible! 8 Loan Forgiveness Programs That Help Wipe Out Med School Debt Medical School Loan Forgiveness: 8 Repayment Programs for Doctors If your time in college and medical school drove your private of federal student loan debt through the roof, these eight medical school repayment assistance programs may be able to help: 1. Income-Driven Repayment Plan (IDR) Income-driven repayment plans (IDR) help those with [...]

Medical School Scholarships: Fund Your Dreams of Becoming a Doctor

By |2019-11-01T17:06:15-04:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Medical Student Resources|Tags: , , |

Medical school can be expensive. Many can’t imagine how they’ll afford to achieve their dreams of becoming doctors. Sometimes, scholarships are the key. Public medical school’s median tuition during the academic year 2018-2019 was $38,119. That’s more than many Americans make in a year. And according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, that’s actually the lower end of the cost spectrum. When it comes to private med schools during that same academic year, the median health insurance, fees and tuition costs were over $60,000. This leaves many aspiring physicians wondering how they’ll ever afford to achieve their dreams. Medical School Scholarships: Fund Your Dreams of Becoming [...]

The Basic Guide to Becoming a Doctor in the US

By |2019-10-31T21:41:43-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Becoming a Doctor After High School, Medical Student Resources|Tags: , |

Becoming a doctor is an exciting journey – that’s why you chose this career path. You don’t just become a doctor overnight…there are some steps you have to follow to reach the top of your career. Each one is essential and has been designed specifically for the well-being of the patients and to make sure the United States attains the highest standards of medical care. Now that you are looking forward to becoming a doctor in the US, what are some of the steps you should take? The Basic Guide to Becoming a Doctor in the US The Becoming a Physician Journey: A Step-By-Step Guide For you to work and live [...]

9 Tips for Creating a Sleep Conducive Bedroom for a Good Night’s Rest

By |2019-09-23T19:43:33-04:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Medical Student Resources|Tags: , |

Are you finding it hard to fall asleep? As a med student, you have a lot of work during the day. And all you want to do when you get home is eat and sleep. Having a sleep conducive bedroom is the key. If your bedroom is not well organized for optimum sleep, you will find yourself getting little or no sleep at all. How you treat your bedroom is very important to the quality of sleep you get overall. You need a sleep conducive bedroom to get the job done. Photo by Ivan Oboleninov from Pexels 9 Ways to Fix Your Environment for a Sleep Conducive Bedroom The [...]

Good Time Management Skills: What, Why & How?

By |2019-09-19T17:47:35-04:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Medical Student Resources|Tags: , |

As a med student, you will always have a lot of work to do. There will be so many assignments and upcoming tests that you may feel overwhelmed. All of which will scream for your attention, requiring good time management skills. It’s important to develop these skills early on to keep you on track. They will help you complete tasks and assignments in good time avoiding the last-minute rush. Why Time Management Skills Are So Important When you adopt these time management skills, you will always know what works you have to do. And at what time you should have completed them. You will know what you need to do to accomplish [...]

How to Make Studying Med School Stuff Less Boring

By |2019-08-26T15:52:30-04:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Medical Student Resources|Tags: |

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 [...]

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 |2019-08-26T16:04:03-04:00August 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 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 residency tasks: 1. Exercise Daily Daily [...]

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 [...]

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