7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School

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You have probably completed your first week of school, and you’re getting overwhelmed by the excess work load and the limited time. Well, don’t worry I’ll share seven tips that will help you stay grounded and focused in school.

1. Go for all your classes: This might seem like a lot of stress, and impossible, but it’s best to do this. Some professors/lecturers have the tendency to say things that are neither in your textbook nor online and then you see that exact same thing in your tests or exams.

2. Try to study every day : In medical school, you literally cover a topic that takes 4 weeks for normal students to learn in a week. There is just too much workload, so you basically have no time to pile up work. You have to try to study for at least two hours every day to stay on track.

3. Avoid unnecessary Activities: Cut off things you know wont be useful to you. Cut the extra time on social media, unnecessary hangouts and not doing anything reasonable at a particular time(this doesn’t sound right but I couldn’t find another way to phrase it) Remember you have a limited time each day, so plan to use it wisely.

4. Ask people for help: As much as you may be so bright in school, medicine is a collective work, where two heads are usually better than one. Dont feel too proud or too shy to ask for help when you need to.

5.Ask your lecturers questions: Most of them love it when students challenge them. Try to ask as much questions as you can ask to your lectures. Try to reason with them, and let them make you understand why a certain thing is what it is.

6. Have your rest time: As the popular saying goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. This indeed is very true, especially for the fact you’re making use of your brain most of the time. While studying, take breaks, cool off your brain, you might just not be understanding a topic, not because you didn’t study enough, but because you needed a break and you’re avoiding it. For example, one who wants to read for 5 hours should at least take 10 minutes breaks in between to avoid burning out.

7. Take Care of yourself: This involves eating well, drinking lots of water, sleeping well and exercising. These are all important, because one thing you should always know is that if you work too hard and eventually break down, medical school will continue, life continues, it won’t stop because of you.

7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By COURAGE AGBONS - 2019-10-09 18:17:11

Medical school tedious and the highest level of seriousness is required, all points stated here are  very valid avoiding unnecessary activities would make time for you to rest and do profitable reading and activities that will contribute to your learning. 

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Agboola Olutunmise - 2019-10-09 18:22:11

Yes I agree with you. A lot of medical students especially medicine department, they feel they are the most busiest and tidious student in the school. They feel the works/loads are on them alone, which makes them feel so much of themselves than they really are, I'll encourage medical students should follow these and you'll excel surely.

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Emmanuel Agbasielo - 2019-10-09 19:44:00

Now I see the major reason why people don't go for the course because of how difficult the course is and how long you need to study. This is why medicine is a professional course and a course meant for the intelligent ones and people who are ready to give their all into it.

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Anthony Adinamou - 2019-10-09 19:54:09

Alot of medical student don't adhere to this wonderful piece of advice, that is why some of them end up getting dropped because they cannot cope with the everyday challenge of medical education. And I believe praying is also another important requirement. 

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Godswill Akpan - 2019-10-09 20:07:08

Medical students that i know of in my school  are all serious,  sometimes I do ask whether they don't do any other activity apart from reading ,they go for lectures,  from lectures to the hostel ,then they sleep, towards evening they start preparing for evening class. 

A few of them are involved in school politics 

Thats all I've observed of them.. 

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Emmanuel Ayooluwa - 2019-10-09 20:07:13

Yes these are all true,one has to follow all these rules and regulations to make it through the university.

To me they are compulsory rules because I am determined to come out in flying colours

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Christogonus Uneze - 2019-10-09 20:15:54

What a wonderful piece shared here, than you so much for sharing this wonderful tips with us, I really appreciate you for this. Most of our students in the medical schools are distracted by too many social activities in school. And I believe this tips will help a lot.


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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Taiwo Itunuoluwa - 2019-10-09 20:40:28

These tips do not just apply to medical school alone,it can be put to use by everybody in tertiary institution if the person wish to succeed and graduate with good grade

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By innocent ucheego - 2019-10-09 20:50:00

Yes I think this is helpful, if you want to be a successful being first thing you have to do is to be focused on your study day and night, and don't miss any class

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By innocent ucheego - 2019-10-09 20:50:00

Yes I think this is helpful, if you want to be a successful being first thing you have to do is to be focused on your study day and night, and don't miss any class

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Alonge Iyanuoluwa - 2019-10-09 21:05:31

This are tips that apply to everyone...in as much as you've got it in mind that you wanna succeed, then you must put into consideration all those things listed above

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Tolulope Abiodun - 2019-10-09 21:06:38

I heard medical school is really tough. All the students are always carrying big books around and studying. I guess they need to be really dilligent. Missing classes is definitely not an option. Great piece

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Alayaki Raheemah - 2019-10-09 21:09:13

Discovering oneself also matters a lot, you need to know what time ,when and where to read.Some people like reading in a quiet environment, some  like reading in a noisy environment, some like reading during the day,while some during the night.All you have to do is to know yourself

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Promise Chijioke - 2019-10-09 21:09:51

You just nailed it rightly. I would suggest also that you should in addition to the 7 points raised above adopt a good reading strategies and involve all the domains in learning such as affective and psychomotor domain

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Oladeji Paul - 2019-10-09 21:10:42

A very nice piece of information because so many students think medical school is like the normal universities out there where they can manage grades and don't know they can get excused from the school if they have a bad grade.. Thanks for sharing... 

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Damilola Olayemi - 2019-10-09 21:27:51

Medical school, it's either you're in or you're out. You have to give it all you can, even if it means delaying gratification - those parties and hangouts.. 

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Alayaki Raheemah - 2019-10-09 21:29:01

Discovering oneself also matters a lot, you need to know what time ,when and where to read.Some people like reading in a quiet environment, some  like reading in a noisy environment, some like reading during the day,while some during the night.All you have to do is to know yourself

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Alao Timilehin - 2019-10-09 22:15:44

It seems only a few know about this. I never liked medicine line but I believe this piece of information will help them. Let's all share to our friends who are in medical schools

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Fisayo Tililayo - 2019-10-09 22:15:48

A good writeup, this will make students still in school know what they are doing. To be a success academically this useful. Generally not all courses in school are that easy especially medical program

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Taiwo Akinmolayan - 2019-10-09 22:37:45

Another tip to help medical student is Study Group. I have found that having a study group is quite helpful too. Up until recently, I was not a fan of study groups. I found it as a time wasting activity. I felt that the time used for the study group could be used to actually read something. While my reasons are perfectly good, I recently found that study groups are helpful. You learn better from your colleagues than from your lecturers sometimes, because you will not be shy to ask questions no matter how silly the questions may be. And also, you'll be free with your colleagues and won't be tensed. 

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Ugwuodo Jonas - 2019-10-11 22:58:27

  1. Medical school is a school that needs absolute concentration and determination in order to pass.they go through different major experiments partening of the human body so as to prepare them to be good, intelligent and live saving medical doctors in the near future.

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Okechukwu Stanley - 2019-10-12 18:04:28

This is a very wonderful post,I liked and wish every medical student to follow every made that has been made . am sure it will really help greatly. I would really adhere to this if I was a medical student

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Adetunji Erioluwa - 2019-10-12 19:10:08

Great write-up i must say. However, as a medical student, i think that your 200l can still accomodate all these misbehaviours of not going to class because I am a perfect example as well as my friends.

however from higher levels, if you cant attend classes and study properly, you might be on your way out also.

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Aremu Hammed - 2019-10-12 23:39:30

Studying medicine in school is not a easy job but it need hardwork, concentration  and great determination. It is not a course for the lazy ones because they are not wanted.

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Oloyede Ireoluwa - 2019-10-12 23:40:21

I agree tho medicine is a no joke course one head to be serious like never better and always make sure he or she reads a lot but not to the extent of harming ones self.everyone knows his reading time ,so it wnt affect ones health.a medicine student should be focused too and always attend classes

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Mayowa Olatunji - 2019-10-13 02:10:07

I think there has to be a balance in every thing, avoiding parties might help.. But social connections should also matter...i know for a fact that medical students are the all serious type because they deal with human lives.... Nice write up all the same

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Ikemefuna Chukwuenyem - 2019-10-13 12:45:29

Medicine deals with life. To excel in it, one needs to be intelligent and well grounded. To achieve this the medical student needs to study hard and stay focused. It is not a course for the dull or fun seeker. 

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Osita Olisa - 2019-10-13 15:44:19

In addition, also make sure you have a Goal from the starting and also involved yourself in Learning new things, and don't get carried away by the things surrounding you. Be extremely focused and make sure you study for about 2-3hrs daily. All work and no play they say makes Jack a dull boy. At you Leisure time, you can have fun and ease the stress out. Make friends also with people with the same mindset as you.

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Amusan Olaitan - 2019-10-13 16:04:22

All hail medical students I doff my hat that are all trying especially the serious ones I could remember I Once had a roommate who is studying Medicine the guy barely have a good sleep daily it not that he doesn't want to see but he know what he is in for and the efforts he had to put. 

Nothing good comes easily some even go as far as taking Nescafe in order to stay awake all night.

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Olufunmilayo modupe Jimson - 2019-10-13 17:22:04

Definitely, you have said it all. While trying to make hay while the sun shine in your academic pursuit in the medical school you must also look after your health because it is only those that are healthy and alive can talk of graduating with flying colours.

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By ILORI ADENIYI - 2019-10-13 17:30:05

To me this is the rules and regulations Medical student to read and digest on there head because it will help them a lot,and I will like you to help them to go to various university and let the medical student to no about all this tips

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Jesujuwonlo Oni - 2019-10-13 17:41:33

All this is good to be observed by a medical students but most important, a medical student should always have it at the back of his or her that the course she or he is in for is not for tic and tac. It is the only course that it is what one will practice as a career. 

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7 Tips On How To Stay Focused In Medical School - By Blessing Olinya - 2019-10-14 13:43:02

All these point listed are all important  for an excellent results in medical school. Medical students need to study and be focused to achieve their goal which is to become a medical doctor

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