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What are challenges I can expect when getting my degree?

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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Rose! It's great to see that you are interested in medicine; I think being in college pursuing the premed field requires a lot of work and dedication. It is completely doable, however I think any challenges you will face will be related to how hard you work and managing your time. It is important to stay dedicated and do well in your studies, especially when applying to medical school. Medical school is competitive and having a strong GPA (3.7+) can give you an edge, so it is important to stay on top of school work! Make sure to plan out the classes you will take and when you will take the MCAT, as well as keeping in touch with your premed adviser and professors, especially when time comes for recommendation letters! In addition, I would also recommend to find time to be active in your commitment to the medical field as an undergraduate; shadowing a physician, volunteering, and research are great ways to show your passion. A kind of "talk the talk" and "walk the walk" matter; it is important to balance that time with school and also part-time work if applicable for your situation. I think though with dedication and hard work you will do well and get to wear the white coat soon!

I wish you the best future doctor!
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Tricia’s Answer

Hi Rose, one of the hardest things to learn in college is time management. When you only have a class two or three times a week, its easy to think you have plenty of time to get the work done or 'catch up'. One of the best things you learn in college is about other people, and there is always someone around to socialize with. Balancing the work and the social is the greatest challenge because they are both tremendously enriching and part of the entire education. For almost everyone, it takes more self discipline than they've had to exercise previously when your schedule is set for you. Find a system that works for you - reserved study hours, a different location to do school work, dedicated weekend time for fun/friends, to do lists, 'me' time, quiet hours - whatever helps you create the balance that increases the satisfaction and reduces the stress. Enjoy!
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Ashley’s Answer

Hi Rose! The biggest distractions for me were my friends - totally in a good way, though. There was always something social to do when I was in college, and I had to make a schedule/task list, and stick to it. Make sure to have a balance of school work and life. Get plenty of exercise, and 7-8 hours of sleep at night, as often as possible.
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