November 19, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

  Hey everyone, I have received questions on how to create a study routine or how to plan their study time. If you want to know how to create a study routine, continue reading. This simple method will give you time to hang out with family and friends, you will have time to volunteer, and of course, you will see your grades improve. I revolve my study time on three things. They are: my class schedule, bedtime and the time of day I am most alert. Once you know these three sets of time, you can make a schedule. If…

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November 5, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

*This post contains affiliate links to the resources that I and others use. Hey Everyone, I have already had 2 exams and preparing for my third. Between the first two exams I have came across people who have been asking people how they study for classes. They did not do well on the first exam and now they are looking for ways to pass their classes. If you have recently failed an exam or did not get what you want, take a deep breath and relax. I know this is easier said than done, but I will give you tips…

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October 22, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc

  I have been told many times, that I would stay up late to study. I won’t have a life outside of school. Once you get in the swing of things, you will have adequate sleep and a life outside of school. I have managed to go to bed around 11pm almost every night. The other nights were on the weekends when I couldn’t sleep or wanted to continue watching some shows. It actually surprised my boyfriend how much I am able to talk to him. Would you like to know the key to having a life, sleep, and success…

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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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