The first year of common health studies is feared by all students wishing to pursue careers in the medical sector. This is a complex year where the actual workload is impressive. Here are 10 tips from professionals of ACCREDITED CARIBBEAN MEDICAL SCHOOL to overcome and pass this pass!
Prepare your return to PACES
There are currently of preparatory courses available for all S terminal who wish to stand in PACES after Bac. These courses help to anticipate and prepare to face a new life, because between the high school and the medical school, the gap is great.
Learn to become autonomous
Faced with the overwork, students in PACES have little time to get used to working independently and often they do not yet master the methodological techniques essential to learn effectively. It is necessary to be able to revise and train autonomously rather quickly.
Adopt a steady pace of work
You need to develop a fairly accurate weekly schedule and stick to it. Do not forget to arrange relaxing hours and mandatory rest. You have to find the right mix between the courses in the college, the revisions, the trainings and the courses to prepare the best in good conditions.
Find your own note-taking method
It is essential to develop this method of taking notes before entering PACES in order to be quickly operational in the first weeks. This kind of methodology is not learned in high school so it is essential to get started quickly. There are online sites that list the most common methods. Just take inspiration from it to create your own personal method.
Review from day to day
The pace is very fast in PACES as in all years of medical studies. The medical contest is renowned for being very selective. It is easy to accumulate delays in revisions. However, given the amount of data and information to store and control, it is better not to go at the last minute, it would be failure assured. Success can only be achieved through hard work, an effective method and self-discipline.
Train with others
Being autonomous is good. But do not isolate yourself, because it’s a risky bet. Revising and training with others helps to create the social bonds that are essential for a balance of life and to ask questions when you do not understand.
Do not make any deadlock
All courses in medical school are useful and may fall to the exams. It is simply not possible to succeed in the project by skipping some topics hoping to fill with better grades in others.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle
We must not deprive ourselves on the pretext that we are a medical student. These moments of relaxation, sports and recreation are just as important as revision sessions until 2 am or regular training.
Know your limits
When you are young, you tend to think that you are invincible, tireless and unperturbed. You have to know how to stay humble so as not to underestimate the difficulty. It is also necessary to avoid working in excess, at the risk of being counterproductive.
To question oneself, but not too much
It is not forbidden to question oneself, but one must not remain in the negative or the doubt for too long a period of time. Do not hesitate to be helped to continue to advance at all costs in this professional project or in another.