October 8, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

  Hey everyone,   I wanted to remind you all of remaining healthy mentally. We all know about physical health. One thing I appreciate about the school I attend is that they gave us a questionnaire to fill out, and it asked us about mental health. They wanted to know what we did when we were stress. Asked, what we did for fun. Many of us know that medical school can become overwhelming, especially if you fall behind. We were given statistics about the amount of students who become depressed, stressed, anxiety and fall out of relationships (marriages). These can…

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September 17, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

  Hey everyone,   The first week of medical school is complete. It is crazy how time flies. I went from excited, nervous to exhausted, back to rejuvenated to study all in one day. From day one, we had anatomy lab and dissected a cadaver. We learned OMM on Wednesday and had lectures throughout the week. So much information has been taught and at this point, I am prioritizing the material based on my educational background. Since I did take Histology and Physiology at a medical level while in graduate school, I have been putting more focus on Anatomy and…

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September 3, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

  Hey everyone, This post is a detailed study routine for Epidemiology. The night before each lecture, I take a quick glance at the lecture. While in class, I make annotations next to the points in the PowerPoint. Each time I notice a slide is based on the objective, I mark the objective number next to it. When I am ready to study the material, I pull up the PowerPoint. Then I go through the PowerPoint and absorb as much information as possible. I look at the objectives as a question format and answer them by writing it out in…

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August 13, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

  Hey everyone, If you are looking for a way to study for classes in college and medical school, this post is for you. Start off with a study schedule. This allows you to stay on top of all of your classes. Be sure to include realistic break of about 15 minutes. Once that is set  write or type your notes during the lecture. Once the lecture is over,  write/type the notes in a question format. The answers are in short responses. This forces you to know the information in details. You won’t be able to rely on the multiple choice answers….

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July 30, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

Hey everyone, I have recently came back home from a 3 day conference. This conference was with the AAFP for medical students and residents. It was an amazing conference that I would advise everyone to go to no matter what year they are. In case you didn’t know I officially start medical school, Fall 2017. I have been fortunate to take the first year medical school courses in a special master’s program and found out that I really enjoy Family Medicine through that process. While looking for scholarships I stumbled upon AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians) and joined the…

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June 19, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

Hey everyone, This summer marks the transition of the end of Graduate school and the start of medical school. This post will be a guide for pre-medical students in high school, college, graduate and medicals schools on what to do over the summer. High School The summer for high schoolers can be optimized, by working. College is expensive and picking up a summer job will allow you to make and save money to make it through college. If you  are a junior or senior, this is definitely the time to apply and receive scholarships. I have and still use sites…

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June 3, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

Hey everyone, If you have ever had struggled with staying focused, you are not alone. Many times this has happened to me and I found several ways on how to keep myself focused. One main thing I need to focus studying for was the MCAT. Below you will find easy tips to show you how to stay focused. When I found myself not able to focus, I created a study schedule. When you come to a place where you are stressing out about not focusing, take a 30 minute with no guilt, please. Breathe in and out slowly, for a few…

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May 20, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

Hey Everyone, Many colleges/universities have experiments going on in the Psychology Department. As a result, they need subjects in order to make it happen. Good thing for students and non-students. Students can get compensated with extra credit or money. Non-Students will get compensated with money. If you are not a student click here to go to the article on Getting Paid To Be A Guinea Pig Test Subject: Part 2. EXTRA CREDIT Many of the classes under the Psychology Department will provide extra credit if you take part in any experiments. Usually, the school will have a portal through the…

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May 3, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

Hey everyone, The personal statement can be an intimidating task to take on. For me, I spent an entire semester working on it, just to hear my advisor tell me to start over. Now with only 1 month to write my statement, I managed to write an effective one that got me accepted. To prevent this stress from happening to you, I will tell you the Dos and Don’ts of a personal statement. Overview: A personal statement is a page long essay an applicant writes about themselves. Because it’s so broad many people aren’t sure what to write about. The…

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May 1, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

Hey Everyone, Today’s post is all about how couponing 15 minutes a week can get you things for free. Many of us have seen Extreme Couponing, which can be overwhelming for a college student or any adult with a full-time job. In this post you will find efficient ways to use online and printed coupons for maximum savings. But first, there will be two scenarios that illustrate the power of couponing. Rebates Rebates are a secret treasure not many people take advantage of. Some companies have a try-it-free or $10 off rebate. Some of them will allow you to use…

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