I’m Michelle Navarro, a 3rd Year Medical Student from Universidad Autonoma de Baja California in Mexico.
For a while I wanted to be an artist. I was going to move to New York and pursue a musical career.
Here’s a little bit more about me!
So, why medicine? Who or what inspired you to go to Medical School?
When I was a child and I felt sick, the thing I remember the most is going to my paediatrician. He would give a treatment and I would start feeling so much better. After a few visits to the doctor I realized that I wanted to do that to people, make them feel better at their worst moment, make a difference.
How do you learn/ study best?
I have two principal techniques. If the topic is very theorical reading the subject and explaining it to someone or only saying it out loud keeps the data in my head. But if any of the subject is related with chemical processes or physiology in general, searching or making my own diagram/graphic/image is the best way to memorize.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to somebody about to start Medical School?
Always always always, take care of yourself. It is very common to pressure yourself to be perfect, have high grades and always be the best at everything. You need to relax from time to time and give yourself time to make sure you feel happy. The most important thing in medical school is to learn that sometimes you won’t be able to be perfect, failure is part of life and learning from every mistake makes you grow.
McBurney’s Point, a medical term or a cheese?
Totally cheese hahaha, but you sound really fancy when you say it so we can keep using it.
Grey’s Anatomy or ER
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