Med School Life

Med School Life

Dive into topics surrounding medical school, study tips and more.

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Study Tips

 Get medical school studying tips from those who know it best: current and recent students!

How to study for psychiatry

How to Study for Psychiatry

The field of psychiatry can feel different from other fields. People with mental illnesses are stigmatized more than those with organic diseases. But is it really all that different? Are there similarities between psychiatric patients and patients with organic diseases? How hard is it to diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders?

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How Many Hours Should I Study? Study with Good Time Management!

Productivity is all about time and effort, but in medical school, time is the one thing nobody has. As you try to make the most of your studies, sometimes you’ll run out of time before you even realize that you should’ve been wiser with it. Such is the life of a medical student– but does it have to be this way?

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Study microbiology

How to Study Microbiology

Humanity came a long way from when Leeuwenhoek first described microorganisms in 1677. Even then, the idea of fighting invisible enemies was scary. For any medical student, it’s almost as terrifying having to study it all. So let’s figure out how we can make the most of your microbiology classes!

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Study biochemistry

How to Study Biochemistry

In learning anything, it’s always best to start with the fundamentals. But why do the fundamentals have to be so difficult? While the other subjects are hard, biochemistry is a different monster altogether. So, let’s dive into the boss monster that is biochemistry together and equip you with some things you can do to survive.

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Durable learning

Durable Learning

A common analogy for medical school is that it is like drinking from a fire hose: a flood of information is constantly washing over you, and you have to try your best to learn and remember as much as you can. Most of the information washes over you and is forgotten quickly. This can often be frustrating when you find yourself reviewing the same material over and over. However, if you learn just how to learn – what tricks and tips to use to make your brain remember – you’ll find yourself retaining and recalling much more information. This can help you succeed in medical school, residency, and beyond.

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How to Study Anatomy 

Anatomy is one of the most fundamental subjects you learn in medical school. It’s the bread and butter of any doctor and something we eventually master because it’s completely unavoidable even in practice.

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Life in Medical School

Want to know what it’s like to be a med student? Read about the experiences and learnings of current and recent students!

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The Best Books for Medical Students

Books will always be part of the process when you’re a medical student. You probably have stacks of textbooks in your room, but what about narrative books? The ones written by doctors or students like you. Today, we’re not going to talk about the seemingly endless textbooks. Instead, let’s talk about books that ignite your passion for medicine and for life.

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Medicine and Media: How Real are Doctors in Movies?

We all have this idea of what a doctor is or should be. They save lives, can work under pressure, and even have spicy hospital love lives! But is that really true? Do medicine and media really mix? Or are doctors we see in movies and in media different from what they are like in real life?

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Clinical rotations

(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Clinical Rotations

Whether you’ve had experience dealing with patients or not, the idea of clinical rotations can spark excitement and instill fear in the hearts of medical students. The leap from the classroom to the hospital can be disorienting, but it’s not impossible to handle. Here are a few tips to get yourself feeling a bit more prepared for what’s to come.

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The Best U.S. Cities for Doctors to Learn and Study Medicine

The United States is a big country, which means there are lots of choices when it comes to finding a place to study medicine. Whether you’re lucky enough to have multiple medical school acceptances or you are just looking for some cool places to visit on the residency interview trail, the best places to learn and study medicine are likely on your mind.

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How to Study Pharmacology

Are you having trouble selecting the best medicine for your patient? Is it getting difficult to recall all the drugs along with their various dosages and frequencies? How do you even order all these medications? What happens if you pair one drug with another?

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Patient history

How to Take a Patient History with OLD CARTS

When you first start interviewing patients, the list of questions to ask can seem endless. One of the first mnemonics you’ll learn as a medical student to get you into the rhythm of asking the history of present illness is the OLD CARTS acronym. The list of questions can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be. Let’s go through a couple of tips for taking a comprehensive, patient-centered history.

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Thinking about going to medical school? Find out how to get there – and how to prepare!
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How to Study for the MCAT

If you plan on going to medical school, it’s important to not only complete all the required medical school prerequisite coursework but also to take the MCAT. The MCAT is a vital aspect of the medical school application and you cannot apply to medical school without it!

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What is a Good MCAT Score – and What Does it Mean?

What is considered a “good” MCAT score? What is an “average” MCAT score? Or, what MCAT score do I need? It is important to note that the MCAT is not the only thing reviewed by medical school admissions, but it is an important part of the application. Given it is a high-stakes test, such questions run through almost every applicant’s mind.

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Preparing for medical school

Preparing for Medical School

You passed the MCAT or the medical school entrance exam of your country. Congratulations! Just because you passed doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods just yet… After passing my country’s National Medical Admissions Test (NMAT), I was relieved. But at the same time, I felt like I couldn’t rest because there was still a lot I had to do. So let’s get into some of the things that still need to be done:

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Should I Go to Medical School?

If you’re thinking about becoming a medical student, then great! The world could use more doctors. You may have heard that medical students give their best years, and acquire mountains of debt, just to study hours on end about diseases affecting people they’ve never met. A lot of it is true, but that’s only part of the story. It’s time to dispel some hesitations and answer some of the most common questions about the medical school experience.

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Interview Series: Pandemic Perspectives

See how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected medical students all over the world, and how they found creative new ways to thrive in their everyday studying life.

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Students must complete a 4-year bachelor’s program along with premed requirements, and score well on the MCAT to qualify for most med school admissions. 
Medical education in the United States is a 4-year graduate program.

“Medical school is a marathon, not a sprint.” We know med school isn’t easy – but what makes it so hard? From fast-paced study schedules and huge amounts of study material to difficult exams and high-pressure clinical situations, there are a lot of challenges waiting for medical students. But with the right tools and tips, it can be done! 

Medical education fees vary across countries and even schools. According to educationdata.org, the average cost of med school in the US is $54,698 per year. Learn what to expect and how to deal with the cost of medical education here

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