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7 Practical Tips Every Medical Student Should Know

This article has been updated to provide the greatest relevance & timeliness for our readers. It was originally published June 2020.

Getting into medical school is a challenge in and of itself. Once you're in, how do you successfully stay afloat? Is there a wrong method of studying? How can you avoid burning yourself out? What are some of the best study practices? Will you ever have any free time?

We've compiled a list of the top seven things that can either make or break any medical student:

  1. Don't skimp on sleep.
  2. Avoid cramming.
  3. Learn from the best in a small environment.
  4. Get to know your faculty.
  5. Make time for mental and physical wellness.
  6. Learn to manage your finances wisely.
  7. Keep in touch with your family and friends back home.
  8. Make new friends at school.
  9. Get involved with your medical school community.
  10. Find a mentor and be a mentor.

Let's go through the most important tips.

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