Whether you’re in your first year, doing your rotations, or finishing your residency, medical school is among the most challenging — and potentially enlightening — things you’ll be able to ever go through. How do you turn the frustrations of med school into motivation? How do you remain focused on the things that made you go into medicine in the first place? How do you handle your relationships with others and yourself? And most important, how do you use this education to turn out to be the best doctor you’ll be able to be? The Med School Survival Guide advises readers on how to take care of school, home, and the wards:
Celebrate the small victories (. . .med school is too long to wait ’til the end to celebrate)
Nurture your friendships (. . .they are what is going to get you through)
Listen to your patients (. . .they’re going to tell you their story if you do)
Subscribe to two medical journals (. . .having access to the most up-to-date information is critical all the way through the clinical years of med school)
Remember who you are (. . .med school is a long experiment in understanding yourself)
Here is real-life advice and professional guidance for aspiring M.D.’s. The Med School Survival Guide shows you how to make it through medical school with your heart and soul intact.