I thought I'd ask someone who has already been through med school, how did you keep yourself motivated all those years? ever procrastinated? any study tips? I'm finding it incredibly difficult to sit down and get through the pile of notes on front of me!
"Did you ever procrastinate?” you ask?? My answer of “YES” could be considered the understatement of the year! I have a fondness of computer games which was at almost-crippling-levels of addiction during my first year of medical school. I had to cut way back on that in order to survive, but I still enjoy a good late-night round of Left 4 Dead when I get a chance.
I just did a recent posting on “negative and positive reinforcement" thoughts for med students.
And here’s my older posting on Survival Tips for 1st Year Med Students, which includes some specific study tips.
Good luck, and keep your chin up. :)
From the Archives: Med School Motivation vs Procrastination
(Ah, the good old days pre-2-children in the house, when I actually had time to play video games at all.)