St. George’s University School of Medicine share insights with Thai students who wish to become a medical student
Bangkok 23 August 2022 – In August, St. George’s University (SGU), Grenada, West Indies in the Caribbean, welcomes new medical students who will be putting on their white coat embarking their medical journey in Grenada. To give new or future medical students a better idea of what to anticipate when they start medical school, SGU Doctor of Medicine share some tips and insights, based on thoughts gathered from their MD graduates
The advice is practical, and is also valuable to any of the Thai students who wish to become medical students in 2023 or beyond.
1. Having a well-planned schedule is essential
During college, many students can get away with cramming before a big exam or simply skimming through a weekly reading assignment. Cutting corners like this just won’t work in medical school. Being a medical student requires you to absorb a substantial amount of material in a short span of time, so diligent study habits and prioritizing tasks are essential.
2. Do not compare your study methods with peers’
It is not uncommon for a medical student to feel slightly lost at the start of medical school. As a result, it can be natural to look around and compare yourself to your peers—but this impulse can be counterproductive to your medical school performance. It’s critical to remember that your peers and classmates aren’t your competitors, and what works for you might not work for another. The goal is to figure out which learning tactics work best for you.
3. Prioritizing personal time is a must
A day in the life of a medical student inevitably involves a lot of studying, but you can’t, and shouldn’t, spend every second hitting the books.
Making a point to reserve time for things you enjoy remains important long after medical school as well. Maintaining a work-life balance is an essential part of avoiding burnout down the road. Instilling these habits in medical school can help set you up for success throughout your entire medical career.
4. Start preparing for licensing exams from the beginning
As a pre-med student, it can seem like the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) series is way too far down the road to even be thinking about at the start of your medical school journey. But according to our seasoned physicians, that’s exactly when you should start thinking about it. Preparing early can help ensure you fully grasp all the necessary material by the time your exam dates do come around
5. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness
Medical school is one of the most rigorous educational paths out there. Many students find themselves struggling academically for the first time in their lives. And if that happens for you, the worst thing you can do is isolate in your struggles. Good med schools fully anticipate that their students will need some help along the way. Learning to ask for help in medical school will also set you up for success as a resident physician.
6. Not all medical schools will yield the same outcomes
As you evaluate different medical programs, it’s important to remember that not all schools train their medical students in the same way. Curricula, faculty experience, research initiatives, and education methods can all vary, resulting in differing levels of graduate success at times.
The best ways to get a firm grasp on a medical school’s graduate experience are to speak with alumni and to evaluate the institution’s student outcomes. Connecting with former students will allow you to ask questions about the medical student experience specific to that school.
St. George’s University School of Medicine has a four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program for eligible university students, as well as five-, six-, and seven-year Medical Degree Pathways for eligible high school students in Thailand. For more information, submit your interest on SGU website: http://www.sgu.edu/international-students/east-asia/?utm_source=TQPR&utm_medium=PR&utm_campaign=monthly&utm_term=east_asia
About St. George’s University School of Medicine:
Founded in 1976 with the goal of drawing the best talent and practices from around the world, St. George’s University (SGU) has become a center for academic excellence worldwide. With students and faculty drawn from more than 150 countries, SGU is truly an international institution, with a global perspective, poised to help educate students in this rapidly changing world. St. George’s University School of Medicine has a four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program or offers five-, six-, and seven-year Medical Degree Pathways with entry points available for students from any education system around the world. SGU has a network of 75+ affiliated hospitals and health centers in the US and UK and also has a unique opportunity for students to begin their medical career in Grenada, the United Kingdom, or India. For more information visit sgu.edu/md
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