Study Success at Med School
Getting to grips with studying at med school or got exams coming up? We've put together and recommended some amazing resources to give you great strategies for learning medicine and exam success.This way to success
Strategies for Success at Med School from Dr Phil Xiu
You asked, we listened! Join Dr Phil Xiu, back by very popular demand as he covers more strategies for study success with the following webinars:
Monday 30th November 1.30pm
Join Dr Philip Xiu as he talks about, and takes your questions on how to be effective and successful when studying medicine. Covering how to free yourself from a negative mindset, competence - confidence, multitasking and focus, skills improvement and managing stress.
Essential Books for study and exam success
A winning formula for more than 20 years, the Crash Course exam study series – is an everyday study companion to help power you through the stress of exams. Essential information in one place to achieve exam success.
Brilliant Brains need Brilliant Books
Get the fundamentals with our core textbooks and test yourself with online MCQ's included with the digital version of many of our key textbooks. Flashcards, colouring and review books are also great aids to review and revision.
We were lucky enough to be able to ask two of the editorial team for Rang and Dale's Pharmacology Professor Jim Ritter and Professor Rod Flower some questions about themselves, what it was like to work on a book with such heritage and reputation and how students should approach using the new edition of Rang & Dale’s Pharmacology.
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With ClinicalKey Student, students have access to leading medical content, video resources and powerful study tools to help you study smarter.
Added functionality like the ability to create your own flashcards and share notes with friends along with assessment questions make ClinicalKey Student invaluable.
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You didn’t get to this point by being bottom of the class! Your ability to learn, retain and evaluate information will stand you in good stead at med school but be prepared for the approach to learning things to be a little different to what you may have experienced to date.
As the saying goes; “practice makes perfect” or put another way, acquiring skills and knowledge takes time and effort. The only way to know if your practice is working is by testing yourself.
If you find that you find a topic boring, try and link the topic in your mind to something that you do find interesting. For example, if you are interested in diabetes but hate learning about the anatomy of the peripheral nervous system, try to think about how the nervous system would be affected by diabetes and how you would explain it to one of your future diabetic patients.
Sleep is crucial for learning and, more importantly, your general health. Ditch the phone! Try and dim the lights in your house around an hour before you want to go to bed to help your body adjust.