Student Success in Medical School - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323696067, 9780323696753

Student Success in Medical School

1st Edition

A Practical Guide to Learning Strategies

Author: Raman Mehrzad
eBook ISBN: 9780323696753
eBook ISBN: 9780323696760
Paperback ISBN: 9780323696067
eBook ISBN: 9780323827690
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 5th March 2021
Page Count: 160
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Description

Using proven methods of studying, learning, and reading, Student Success in Medical School delivers the practical, real-world information you need to optimize your learning and analytic abilities in medical school and beyond. Written by a medical doctor who understands exactly what it takes to increase educational performance, this comprehensive guide covers all the important elements involved in learning new knowledge, how to balance your studies and clinical rotations, and most importantly, how to apply knowledge in clinical practice.

Table of Contents

Chapter 2 – The art of studying in the medical field

Difference between other fields

Challenges

Opportunities

Summary

Chapter 3 – Healthcare literacy

General facts

Understanding and processing basic health information

Hidden barriers

Online reading

Practical strategies

Summary

Chapter 4 – Motivation and mindset

The physiology behind ambition

Intrinsic motivation

Extrinsic motivation

Creating motivation

Overcome laziness

Value creation

Small steps lead to big changes

Summary

Chapter 5 - Goal setting

What are goals

Why goal setting is different in healthcare studies

The power of goals

How to set up goals

Summary

Chapter 6 - Time management

Time management and its importance

Why time management in the medical field is different from other fields

Balancing clinical rotations and your studies

Planning your rotations

Planning your studies

Prioritizing the content

Writing down your study plan

Following your plan

Plan adjustment

Strategize when falling behind

Summary

Chapter 7 - Accelerated learning

What is accelerated learning

Science behind accelerated learning

Learning faster and more efficient

Strategies for faster comprehension

Strategies for greater retention

Strategies for systematic expertize

Summary

Chapter 8 - Lecture time in healthcare programs

Why class time is different for healthcare courses

The value of lecture time for healthcare courses

The art of listening

The art of focusing

The art of writing notes

The art of asking questions

The art of efficiency

The art preparation before lectures

Chapter 9 – Mentors

Why mentorship is important for your studies

How you find a mentor in your field

How to use a mentor

Summary

Chapter 10 – Supervisors and teachers

The role of supervisors in teaching

Learning from the teacher

Summary

Chapter 11 – Classmates

Why teamwork is important in healthcare studies

Optimize your learning with your classmates

Group assignments

Teamwork strategy

Summary

Chapter 12 – Procrastination

Why procrastination is common in this field

The dangerous of procrastination in this field of study

Strategize to avoid procrastination

Summary

Chapter 13 – Memorization

The physiology of memory

Short and long term memory

Memorizing versus understanding

Association

Strategies to improve your memory

Summary

Chapter 14 – Exams

Why exams differ in this field

Exam Preparation

Mental preparation

Tactics before the exam

Tactics during the exam

Tactics after the exam

Exam time management

Summary

Chapter 15– Never give up

The physiology behind giving up

Determination and attitude

Putting your time and studies in perspective

Strategies to never give up

Summary

Chapter 16 – Stress management

The importance of recovery

Diet

Physical activity

Hobbies

Entertainment between studies

Work-life balance in healthcare studies

Summary

Chapter 17 – Study techniques

Study technique 1: Anatomy, embryology, histology and pharmacology courses

Study technique 2: Biochemistry, cell biology, biology courses

Study technique 3: Immunology, physiology courses

Study technique 4: Genetic courses

Study technique 5: Microbiology, pathology courses

Study technique 6: Ethics and behavioral science courses

Study technique 7: Clinical courses

Study technique 8: Reports/assignments

Study technique 9: Essays

Study technique 10: Presentations

Study technique 11: Applied science courses

Details

No. of pages:
160
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2021
Published:
5th March 2021
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780323696753
eBook ISBN:
9780323696760
Paperback ISBN:
9780323696067
eBook ISBN:
9780323827690

About the Author

Raman Mehrzad

Dr. Mehrzad is a physician, scientist and author who has worked closely with attendings and hundreds of students, interns, residents and fellows throughout his career. He is American Board Certified in Internal medicine and worked as a specialized physician at Yale New Haven Hospital for 3 years where he was also a clinical instructor at Yale School of Medicine. Currently, he is pursuing a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University and hence with his background brings both medical and surgical knowledge to the project. Dr. Mehrzad has conducted extensive scientific research in multiple areas in medicine, surgery and education and has over 36 peer-reviewed articles and over 22 abstracts published. He has written 5 books that are selling widely in Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Germany and Switzerland, and contributed to six 6 medical and surgical textbooks. He is also an international lecturer and has lectured at over 100 schools for thousands of students across Europe. Lastly, beside his medical degree, Dr. Mehrzad holds an Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership degree from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Massachusetts, Isenberg school of Business.

Affiliations and Expertise

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States of America