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Advice for first year medical students

Advice for first year medical students

1. Thank you for filling out this questionnaire. Now that you’ve completed the first year of medical school, what advice would you give the incoming MS1s who are about to start this year? You can fill out this survey as many times as you wish, so come back often to share your piece of advice!

You don’t have to buy any textbooks because syllabus is sufficient. You also don’t have to print slides for each lectures because you can take notes directly on your syllabus in lecture. Prepare for small group sessions. Try to understand each lecture content as the class progresses and be sure to go over every objective for each lecture before test dates.

2. What is your Myers-Briggs personality type? Extroverted vs Introverted Sensing vs Intuitive Thinking vs Feeling Judging vs Perceiving Ex. ENFP

ESTJ

3. What equipment did you purchase? Eg. stethoscope, sphygmamometer, tuning fork, etc.

Stethoscope. Borrowed every other equipment.

4. What do you wish someone had told you when you first started your first year? What would you do differently if you could do it all over again?

That online assessments exist for lectures topics that are organized by weeks.

5. Please comment on each topic below:

Research in medical school – Talked to advisory college advisor and upperclassmen.

Summer activities – Talked to advisory college advisor and upperclassmen.

6. How did you study for small group? What’s the best way to prepare for small group and to do well in small group?

Go over relevant lectures for topics and look up information online on not-so-clear topics.

7. What resources (books, websites, etc) did you use for:

Anatomy – Netters and Anatomy DVD

Neurology – Clinical Neuroanatomy book (borrowed) for brainstem lecture

Advice for first year medical students

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Categorised as: Equipment, ESTJ, Learning Objectives, Note Taking, Research, Self Assessment, Small Group, Studying Anatomy, Studying Neurology


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