Look after yourself at medical school
The best way to survive your medical degree is by taking care
- By: Daniel M Henderson
You made it into medical school. Now all you have to do is hurdle the various obstacles that the faculty of medicine throws in your path over the next five or so years, and you are a doctor. The medical curriculum is by no means easy, but it is enjoyable. However, if you are going to get through medical school one of the most important factors is how you look after number one—you.
To successfully complete medical school, a good balance is essential. Immersing yourself in medicine from day one through to day 1800 will send all but the few sadists among us absolutely insane. Involvement in activities outside of medicine is important, if not essential. Medics are expected to be well rounded people who can appropriately interact with the general population. Get out there and do something other than medicine occasionally: join a gym, church, club—anything.