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What are good medical school study habits?

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Estelle’s Answer

In medical school I pretty much studied all the time for the first 2 years, except for the school breaks. The main study breaks I took were to work out, eat, go to the grocery store, and sleep. It requires a lot of dedication, but a medical career is very rewarding.
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Hanna’s Answer

It's important to have goals when you start studying for the day. I would suggest utilizing a planner and applications such as 'Be Focused' which times your productivity, giving you 5 minute breaks every 25 minutes.
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Samantha’s Answer

I used to ask this question all the time before going to medical school. The truth is, studying habits are different for everyone! I do study basically all day. I take breaks to work out and eat dinner. Luckily I will get some free weekends when there is an exam on a Friday. But the important thing is to figure out what works for you.
1. Do you study better in the morning or at night? I personally study better in the morning, so I go to bed early. I have a lot of friends who sleep in and stay up late at night because they work better at night!
2. What kind of learner are you? I learn best by writing things out and re-working the information in a different way than what was presented to me. I also solidify the information by teaching someone else or talking it out.
3. The hard part of medical school is keeping up with all of the information that you are bombarded with. The important thing here is to create a schedule and get into a routine.
Hopefully you learn what studying habits work for you. Some might fail, and some might be successful. Be patient with yourself while you try and figure it out!
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Rachel’s Answer

Get up early. Pre-read for lecture. Work out. Eat breakfast. Listen to lecture and read the chapters. Eat lunch. Read more chapters. Eat dinner and relax. Make yourself interact with other human beings. Sleep. Repeat.
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Richard’s Answer

Plan to study 40 hours per week. With studying, lecture and lab you won't have much spare time. But it is important to maintain your mental and physical health. Make time to work out, eat well, and even occasionally socialize.
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stephanie’s Answer

don’t wait till the last minute to get assignments done.
also if u have to cram for exam. instead of pulling an all nighter. sleep for several hours. get up at 3am or whatever and then study and take test. if u sleep u lose some info and if pull all nighter brain doesn’t function as well
snack on protein and not carbs. carbs make u sleepy and more hungry
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