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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 [...]

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 [...]

3 Tips for Maintaining a Fulfilling Social Life While in Medical School

By |2019-07-29T14:11:26-04:00July 26th, 2019|Categories: Medical Student Resources|Tags: , |

Your journey toward becoming a doctor has been both fulfilling and draining. Yet, you’ve heard horror stories about relationships going south because of the rigorous med school life. And you’re worried. So, how can you maintain a healthy social life that fulfills your emotional needs… and still thrive as a medical student? You can you know… Image Source: Image by StockSnap from Pixabay 3 Tips for Medical Students Who Want Healthy Relationships We spoke to some of our students and our physician instructors to find out the do’s and don’ts of medical student relationships. They shared some interesting info to help you keep your relationships intact while in medical school. [...]

Are You a Medical Student Who Wants to Get Involved in Advocacy Work?

By |2019-07-29T14:11:26-04:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Medical Student Resources, Videos|Tags: |

Does the idea of becoming an advocate excite you as much as someday becoming a doctor? For med students, advocacy work can be more than just fighting for a cause. It can also help you feed your passion while bringing change to the modern healthcare industry. Advocacy helps you find ways to better serve your patients, as well as the physicians around you. Keep reading to learn more… Are You a Medical Student Who Wants to Get Involved in Advocacy Work? Image Source: Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay What Is Grassroots Advocacy All About? A true advocate demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity. Both are used to channel your ambitions for [...]

How to Make Yourself Marketable Among Residents Competing for Physician Jobs

By |2019-07-12T13:31:00-04:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Medical Student Resources|Tags: , |

You need an outstanding med school education and high-quality clinical skills to become a successful physician. These days, all job markets are tight, including those within the medical industry. That means you have some stiff competition when it comes to qualifying and winning a job that helps develop your career. It takes a competitive edge to receive good employment offers. But what does it take to build that competitive edge, so you land the position of your choice, or at least one that brings value to your career? We have some tips for you. Photo by Miguel Arcanjo Saddi from Pexels Attain a Wide Range of Work Experience Think of [...]

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

By |2019-05-31T21:01:55-04:00June 1st, 2019|Categories: Becoming a Doctor After High School, Blog Post Roundups, Clinical Rotations Resources, Diversity In Medicine, Foreign Graduates & Doctors, Getting Into Medical School, Medical Student Resources|Tags: , , , |

MedSmarter Blog Roundup June 2019 Hot Blog Topics You May Have Missed We've been working hard behind the scenes to bring you quality blog posts each week. Some have become hot topics among our readers. Here are a few hot posts written just for you that we think you should check out. 2019 Summer Medical Internships for High School Students Who Want to Become Doctors Know a teen planning to pursue a career in medicine? There are summer research programs that offer medical internships for high school students. So, teens can start preparing for to become doctors now, while still in school. [...]

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