Student-to-Student: Step 1 – How to not procrastinate, make the most of your study time, and not get distracted!
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Tips on Staying Focused While Studying | How To Study Effectively By Jamie from TheStriveToFitJamie is a current 3rd year medical student working towards her MD degree. She runs a YouTube channel about her life in medical school and shares tips and advice on how to be a well-balanced student in any academic discipline. In addition to medicine, her other interests include cats, weightlifting, food, and fashion. Check out her channel for more information! [embedded content] Step 1 is one of the most daunting exams in medical school. Official preparation takes anywhere from 4-8 weeks and most students have a very tight schedule on specific topics they need to cover each day. This means minimizing distractions and procrastination is essential to staying on schedule and taking the exam on the planned date. Here are some tips and tricks I used to make sure I met all my study goals each day and be as efficient as possible during my Step 1 preparation time: 1. Keep your phone out of sight and turn off all phone and computer notifications. This sounds so simple but it actually makes a huge difference. Even if you’ve been using your phone mostly to “look things up,” an inevitable text or a notification from social media can be irresistible to follow up. Best tip I have is to turn the phone off (not silent mode) and keep it in another room or in a locker if you are studying at school. Schedule “phone and snack” breaks…
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