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Dec272011

The Most Practical Illustrative Guide to Medical Student Conduct Ever Created

If you want to have half the medical school skills that I possess... You will take these lessons to heart.

It's the holiday season and while many of you medical students and me wannabees out there are sitting on your fat keisters and losing your competitive edge. I have been doing research on how to be even more awesome at medical school (it may not be possible for me because I've already reached the pinnacle of greatness... twice). My search was turning up very little in the way of advice that is actually superior to something my giant brain has already conceived, but then I ran across this little gem. It's nothing I don't already do, but the drawings are great for memorization purposes.

It is such a perfectly distilled set of practical medical student skills that I might have cried while reading it if I was prone to such pansy things as crying. If you do not read this twice, momorize it, and put into practice ever skill it espouses... you are a cad and a fool! You should also check out the website from wence it came. I  do not personally approve of all the techniques that are illustrated on the site, but at least Dr. Fizzy McFizz actually created a website and wrote the book "A Cartoon Guide To Becoming a Doctor". Looks great on her CV and will only serve to propel her to a new level of personal greatness (even if that level will always be directly below the level I have already acheived in medical school). If you have any tips as sweet as these (hardly likely) that I could use to launch myself to further greatness, leave a comment above.

 

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Reader Comments (3)

Hi,dear successful doc.
So tell me how do you plan for your usmle exam,thats waht I have to do now,if you know,help me for the hours per day study which I need

Jan 9 | Unregistered CommenterMahshid

Hi Mashid,

Tough topic indeed. There's a lot of info out there on the web to read about, but it's difficult not to get overwhelmed or freaked out by all the people talking about their 270's and how it wasn't good enough on message boards. Rule #1: don't listen to that junk, just do the best you can every day for the time you allot. Discipline is the name of the game. I would say most students take between 4-6 weeks on Step I and study most of the day (10-12 hours) for 5-6 days/week. QBank (either Kaplan or USMLE World, doesn't matter) and First Aid are the gold standards for Step I, and for Step II most people just use QBank. Commercial programs like Kaplan or Doctors In Training are popular, but are really only useful if you're the type of learner that needs a structured program. The biggest thing is to be true to yourself, understand your learning style, stick to the plan (don't get scared and change it up 1/2 way through) and be confident. Good luck!!

Jan 10 | Registered CommenterMatt Ward

@ Matt Ward,
Dude, nice answer.

Jan 10 | Unregistered CommenterLika MD

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