Getting into a med school is no mean feat for any student. If you are one of them, then congrats once more for this, as it clearly shows that you have worked really hard in your high school. And in the entrance test too so that you didn’t leave any aspect that can endanger your bid to get into a med school. Students tend to take the matters casually at the start of the studies and that’s where they need to take control of the proceedings.
Many students have an idea that whatever they will study just the advanced version of whatever they have studied so far in high school. For one or two subjects it may be true, but for the majority of the courses and subjects they study, it is not correct. So when these students get to know the reality, they are in for a rude shock. And that’s where they can’t start taking things for granted.
Start Taking Things Seriously
The field of medicine is one that you can’t take lightly. And when students get poor grades right in the first semester itself, it is when they look forward to changing the proceedings. So from where can you start and what you need to do? First of all, taking the lectures properly, making notes and start taking things seriously is what can be the instant reaction of any student. But is it all that a student needs to excel in his studies? Certainly not. Let me offer you a few things that you can do for making sure that you start working in the right direction.
While taking lectures seriously and making notes is a good habit that can offer you good support. But it isn’t all that you need to do like the plan of action needs to be much bigger. Please remember that I am not talking about just for the aspect of failing in the exams but also generally what students need to do as they enter a med school after much struggle. It doesn’t matter that which Caribbean schools of medicine have they applied for after failing in some of the top ones in this regard.
The following important point that I am about to discuss with you is all about studying in groups and is one of the best ways to study in a smart way that can really benefit students.
Studying in Groups: The Benefits
We all talk to a friend to get his recommendation or suggestion for a problem that is confusing or bothering us. In the same way, in studies, it can bring lots of positive changes in the way we study. Students need to study hard in the classroom but there are certain aspects that they can only study later on, like focusing on a topic on which they have to come up with an assignment or an important part of a lecture on which further lectures will be based.
The primary benefit of studying in groups is that a student can learn so much a topic or even a minute think that is troubling him or he can’t understand. His friends and classmates in a group can come up with multiple suggestions about how to cope up with that particular problem and one way will certainly click with him. That’s the beauty of studying in a group as you get to know about various aspects that you wouldn’t normally won’t think of while studying in isolation.
You can cover a lot of topics and subjects in a group as, most of the times, there would be one person who knows how to go about this task while managing the time too. This can be really amazing for students as they are always short of time and in this way they can get some time off that they can spend on other subjects/activities that are important for them.
If you are looking for ways how to cope up with the increasing pressure in your med school in particular or any other field of study, you can give this a try. And believe me, you won’t regret your decision. If you want to ask any question regarding any aspect mentioned in this blog or want to offer your valuable feedback, then please use the comments section below.