#13 ⌛ How to unlock MORE time in medical school
🙌Discover new study hacks and high-yield MedEd resources.
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Its Monday again! Welcome back.
We’re about T-1 week until new junior doctors ascend our hospital across the country (best o luck) and another week closer to the start of the next academic term where the studying cycle will happen all over again!
At this point, most have finished their exams - if you have much congratulations! If you’re needing to resit though, keep pushing. Setbacks don’t define you*. If you’re needing to take any resits over summer and are looking for advice, get in touch by replying to this email.
This week - a powerful study hack to unlock more time to invest in what matters most to you.
And in the MedEd vault, a resource that your future self will love (depending on your specialty preferences).
*I know people who failed medical school exams but still graduated with Merits.
🙌 Study Hack of the Week: How to unlock more time at medical school (5 mins)
What if you could hack time? Medical students have it tough in that it often feels like there isn't time to study AND convert notes into revision resources AND do placements AND build a CV AND socialise*.
The good news, is you can hack time to unlock more of it. Time to do what you want. Whether that be netflixing away, building a side hustle, improving your CV/portfolio or socialising.
Protecting yourself from burn out requires that you have plenty of time to chill yet still feel accomplished in the work you’ve done. That doesn’t mean working constantly.
*AND put the bins out AND scroll through tiktok AND update the parents that everything okay when it isn't, etc, etc.
🔓 The MedEd Vault: High-yield MedEd resources you may never knew existed.
🔦This week’s resource in the spotlight is: eLogBook
🔗Access here: https://www.elogbook.org
I have a question for you. Do you consider yourself a potential future surgeon?
If you answer yes, then this is for you. If you answered no, then 😬 quite frankly, it isn’t. The eLogbook is an online directory where you can store a log of all your experiences in theatre. This is the resource you can use to demonstrate your theatre time and the procedures you have gotten involved in. It’ll serve as your evidence for your commitment to surgery when applying to core surgical training (or beyond).
Free to sign up
An online log where you can input all of your theatre time including type of procedure and your role
Link each entry to a directory of surgical procedures
Contains a list of registered consultants by hospital/trust to validate your involvement
Used by many applying for surgery training
Input operation notes to recall for your learning later
The website looks as though it was made in the early 2000s.
The user experience is a bit clunky and is in need of some modernisation
Absolutely irrelevant if surgery is not your thing
👋Thats all for now - see you in 16 dead spaces time*
*your deadspace number may vary