Many incoming medical students fear that they will be forced to spend all of their “free” time doing either one of two activities: studying or worrying about studying. Indeed the pace of medical school is relentless, from the sheer multitude of information and rapid pace of lectures, to the painfully long days spent on the wards. All too often the above fears will come true if a student is ill prepared for the challenges that lie ahead. Fortunately, life in medical school doesn’t have to be so harsh if one approaches it with a well thought out game plan. Written through firsthand knowledge, this book aims to guide the incoming medical student through the perils and pitfalls of medical school while providing the framework for success.
This book will enable you to:
- Learn how to study efficiently and effectively while minimizing anxiety
- Avoid common medical student pitfalls
- Experience life as a medical student vicariously through vignettes
- Apply board review strategies for the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK and CS
- Discover how to navigate the clinical years spent in the hospital
- Find out how to apply to residency programs properly