Welcome again to Ultimate Guide to Medical School Survival Guide! On this page you have immediate access to the course. In the videos, I share my best tips and lessons learned over 8 years from top admissions officers at the leading medical schools, professors who've worked with thousands of students in science/medicine, learning experts and physicians who teach the skills you will need to be successful not only in the basic sciences but the clinical practice of medicine.
Don't take this course lightly because it can totally transform your academics if you not only follow what you're learning but most importantly apply it.
Change will not happen overnight.
You'll find it takes you longer to study than you may be used to but you have to trust the system put in place and believe it can make a difference. My Dad tells me, "Rome wasn't built in a day." The same applies to what you're doing too. It's going to take time to make the necessary adjustments but once you do you are going to be so happy you did.
Your grades and scores will be the indicator of how well you have improved.
Normally, I don't say good luck because it's not about luck...you're working hard, following the system and being a dedicated and studious student.
Below are the individual lessons for the course. It takes approximately 96 minutes to get through the entire course. I made the lessons short and to the point because as a student time is at a premium.
It's best to follow the order already provided. Once gone through once obviously skip around to the points you find most helpful or that you need to review.
Why everything matters in medical school. Big picture of Boards. At the end of the day you'll be treating patients and decisions mean the difference between life and death.
You have no clue what you just gotten yourself into. You're going to need to write a letter to yourself because it's going to come in handy at the most least expected times.
Who's Jason? Let me introduce myself share my background and why I'm uniquely qualified to help you on your journey to becoming a great doctor.
"Those who hate the schedule need it the most," R. Orwig. Discover how to maximize your 168 hours each week and actually gain more time. Never feel guilty again about not studying either.
This is a huge game changer. Say goodbye to all day study marathon sessions. If you were a fan of all-nighters you won't be pulling any more of these. You're about to become ruthless in what you can accomplish in a shorter amount of time.
I will show you how to incorporate a stop watch to your study sessions to regain control over your time and eliminate absolutely all distractions so you can get out of the library as fast as possible. Your classmates will think you never study because they haven't discovered the golden rule of being laser focused.
You're going to make a daily list by hand. This list is going to serve as your roadmap and also as your free pass while studying. Discover how it eliminates procrastination and boredom.
In under 10 minutes get the big picture of any reading assignment or lecture you'll be attending. You'll be able to jump in knowing the key concepts your professor will focus on while seeing the forest from the trees.
If you're going to class and writing down everything your professor is saying you're doing something wrong. Discover how you can take in class like you're watching your favorite movie and walk away knowing more than your classmates who are busy copying every word your professor says.
If all you're doing is highlighting paragraph after paragraph along with underlining here and there you're not contributing to your learning. I'm going to help you become deliberate in how you mark up your textbooks and PowerPoint slides. Trust me there's a method to my madness.
Passive studying where you read and re-read your notes is an outdated model of studying that gives you the impression you're learning when in fact you're not. Discover how to take ownership of your study materials, put it in your own words for long-term mastery.
Time to get your auditory senses involved. Discover how using an entirely new modality for learning can help you retain more info. Plus, your studying becomes fun when you do things outside of the box with read and records.
Use Mini Lessons to determine what exactly you know and don't know. Plus when you teach it will get you ready for clinical years of medical school on the wards and getting "pimped" by the attendings.
This isn't about saving the environment rather adding to your toolkit of strategies you can employ at a moment's notice. Seriously though the top achievers use whiteboards as an extension of their mind and to determine where there are any gaps in their knowledge. I suggest you do likewise and I show you how to do so.
The manner in which you use this strategy can prove deadly if you're planning on crushing any exam. This is the key tip for rising to the top of the class in every way possible. And yes the order in which you follow this strategy matters tremendously...I tell you why.
What's the best time to learn new material? Right now. If medical school is like drinking from a fire hydrant you'll want to know how to drink up every factoid in under two days and be ready for your exam.
Rarely, do I endorse outside products but as a medical student FireCracker is going to give you the competitive advantage you need to do damage on the USMLE. Starting this program from Day 1 of medical school will absolutely set you up for success as you will be using spaced-repetition to never forget anything you want to commit to memory.
Count yourself very luck if your medical school provides you with practice exams from previous years. But how you use these exams can determine if they help you score higher or lull you into a false sense of believing you know the material. There's a little known secret on how to use these exams that will have you skyrocket to the top when done correctly. I can guarantee none of your classmates are doing this.
What you've seen in undergrad and grad school is a joke compared to medical school exams. I'm going to show you the difference when you're studying to be a doctor and what your professors expect you to know. You're going to be shocked at the level of detail required but there are ways to master your medical school exams.
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