Entering medical school can be a challenging transition from undergrad life.It is normal to feel a little overwhelmed when you first arrive at med school. While many aspects – classes, studying, trying to keep on an even keel – are similar, there are some real differences as well.

Instead of working toward a good GPA with getting into medical school as your goal, you will have to figure out how to become a person fit to be trusted with enormous responsibilities in a few short years, without cracking in the process. It is a daunting thought.. Combine the changes with all the classes and assignments you have to complete, and it can be a bit of an adjustment.It takes most students a little bit of time to adjust to med school. During your first few months of school, you may run the gambit of emotions from excited to homesick. Self-doubt may also creep into your mind. The good news is, there are several things you can do to help make the transition to med school easier.

Learn the things that matters : There can be overwhelming amounts of information thrown at you during med school. It may seem impossible to learn everything. Although you should try to do your best to retain as much information as possible, it is helpful to determine what is clinically relevant and focus on that information.

Medical School is not college : Classes can often be more rigorous than the ones you took during your undergrad years. Before you fall behind, it is helpful to understand you may need to put more time into studying. If you had good study habits in college, it might be an easy transition to med school.

Be Active :  Although you will be busy during med school, try to get involved in campus life. Consider joining an intermural sports team or campus club. Getting involved in activities early may help you feel more at home.

Be good with your pals: Your classmates may be various ages and come from different walks of life with varied life experiences. There is a lot you can learn from your fellow students. Getting to know people and making friends will make the transition to med school easier. Not only will you have study pals, but you also develop a support system of people who are in the same situation.

Be healthy and energetic: It is easy to start skipping meals or eating junk food when you are busy getting adjusted to medical school. Exercise and sleep may also fall by the wayside. But you will be better prepared to handle the adjustment to medical school if you feel well. Right from the start, try to maintain healthy habits. Keep in mind, med school is a marathon, not a sprint. It will be a long four years if you feel unhealthy and exhausted.

Chill out when you can : If you are a perfectionist, which many med students are, relaxing may be a little difficult. But worrying about everything will not make med school easier. In fact, it can have the opposite effect. Don’t stress over every test or assignment. Do your best and believe you were accepted to med school for a reason.

 

Washington Medical Science Institute

Washington Medical Science Institute (WMSI) is an international Medical School, recognized and listed with ECFMG and World Health Organization.

WMSl is offering fully accredited formal medical programmes since 2010, WMSl also working with its partners and developed WMSl International Health Science Research Centres, the main objective of the WMSI IHSRC is to deliver American standard locally accredited programs through its centres in different countries.

WMSI offers quality Dual Degree Programs in

B.S-MD (Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences – Doctor of Medicine )
B.S-M.D/M.P.H (Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences – Doctor of Medicine / Masters in Public Health)
M.D / M.P.H (Doctor of Medicine / Masters in Public Health)
Post MD/M.P.H (Post – Doctor of Medicine / Masters in Public Health)

Washington Medical Science Institute Campuses

MAIN CAMPUS
WMSI, SAINT LUCIA

ARTICULATION AGREEMENT FOR DUAL PROGRAM

MONROE COLLEGE, NEW YORK
WASHINGTON ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY, TAKOMA PARK – MARYLAND
PERDANA UNIVERSITY, MALAYSIA
PARTNERSHIP CAMPUS
WMSI PROGRAM @ ICON COLLEGE, IRELAND
WMSI PROGRAM @ GHANA, AFRICA
WMSI PROGRAM @ SHARJAH, UAE

Contact us if you want to know more about Studying Medicine in the US or  Studying a US accredited medical degree abroad.

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