#14 🥊 You must reflect on this to perform better at medical school
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Black Wednesday is upon us!
Yes, its true. That one fact you will tell all of your non-medical friends and family when the time finally arrives. Each year its reported that in-hospital mortality in the UK increases slightly as the first Wednesday of August signals the day that all the neonatal doctors* start.
Best of luck to all of those that’ll be joining the NHS for their first official shifts! Looking back over my first year as a doctor, I have certianly learned a lot. I can’t say its been pleasant by any means, but pressure makes diamonds right?!
For all those starting, my top tips of advice would be to ask for help often, make sure you make time for water and food, and its okay to not be okay. It’s really tough, and its going to realistically take you several months until you’ll feel like you’ve found your feet - but it WILL happen. Keep pushing. Send me a message if you want to offload about it.
Anyway, you’re here for study hacks and MedEd resources right!
This week, a quick ⚡Study Hack to help you perform better at medical school that professional athletes can attest.
And in the 🔓MedEd Vault - another anatomy addition...
*neonatal in terms of experience, not specialty.
🙌 Study Hack of the Week: A quick tip to perform better in medical school (5 mins)
Michael Phelps may be the best swimmer but he’s not the fastest off the blocks. Federer may be one of the best tennis players in the world, but he isn’t the lightest on his feet. Like sport, performing well academically isn’t about being perfect at everything.
I like comparing academics to high-performance training like sport, as the principles are similar. Every time you prepare for an exam, you’re creating a revision schedule, putting the reps in, fuelling your body and your mind, and fighting stress - all up until the moment you perform in the exam setting.
Theres a commonly cited advice on how high performance athletes perform at the level they do; fortunately the same advice can help you perform better at medical school...
🔓 The MedEd Vault: High-yield MedEd resources you may never knew existed.
🔦This week’s resource in the spotlight is: AnatomyZone
Heres another anatomy addition to the MedEd Vault - based on the successful YouTube channel of the same name.
Over 200 video tutorials covering human anatomy
Easy to follow anatomical model demonstrations
Transcriptions and walkthroughs of all lessons
You can repurpose transcript text for your own notes by copy & paste into your note taking software
Good range of anatomy but some areas lack detailed notes
Transcripts are not engaging due to lack of images.
Content is the same as their Youtube channel and has no further scope.
💪Thats all for now! See you in 1/52 and remember and happy back Wednesday to you all!