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Average speed wins - [Life as a Medical Student #3]

Average Speed WinsWhatever we're pursuing in life, most of the outcome comes by showing up every day and being consistent. This is why it's important to set an upper limit to how much work you're doing each day. Don't push yourself over the limit. For example, to study consistently, we'll

Average speed wins - [Life as a Medical Student #3]

Always offer to help - [Life as a Medical Student - #Issue 2]

I got posted to a Gastro Ward this week, and most of the cases were neonatal jaundices, so I didn't exactly had a busy week. Here are the lessons I learnt this week Put on your own oxygen mask firstBefore helping someone, help yourself first. Priortise taking care of yourself

Always offer to help - [Life as a Medical Student  - #Issue 2]

Tiring, but fun - [Life as a Medical Student - Issue 1]

This week, I started going to the wards again. I'd like to document the lessons I gained each day, to simply share with others, about what I learnt. I also find it useful for me to look back at my experience some day in the future later. Here are the

Tiring, but fun - [Life as a Medical Student - Issue 1]

I Survived Medical School Because of Ali Abdaal

I’m not sure I would’ve gotten into medical school if not for Ali Abdaal. I discovered Ali when I was applying to medical school back in 2018. I had to prepare for an admissions test and interviews, and he had a series where he explained how to succeed

I Survived Medical School Because of Ali Abdaal

What do you do?

I’m a medical student. But it’s a bit more complicated than that. Medical student/writer would probably be a more accurate answer. How I got hereI didn’t start my life wanting to be a doctor. When my primary school teachers asked me about my ambitions, I said

What do you do?

How To Use Metacognition to Learn Better In Medical School

Metacognition is a strategy that can improve your learning in medical school. Metacognition means above cognition. In other words, metacognition is “learning about your learning”, or “knowing about what you know”, or “thinking about your thinking”.  For example, a person uses metacognition if they realise that they have more trouble

How To Use Metacognition to Learn Better In Medical School

How to Make Online Classes Bearable

Looking at your screen to learn medicine sucks. I did not go into medical school to watch lectures at 2x speed. You can't learn medicine by watching lectures; you need to see the signs and symptoms with your own eyes and examine your patients. If William Osler were still alive,

How to Make Online Classes Bearable

This 1 Big Idea Will Change The Way You Think About Medical School

When I was a first-year medical student, I aimed high. I sacrificed my hobbies to study. I spent less time with friends and family, I skipped social events and spent more time in the library. By the end of my first year, I felt burnt out. I got the results

This 1 Big Idea Will Change The Way You Think About Medical School

Study Tips for First Year Medical Students

Most of us don't know how to learn. At school, we learnt plenty, but we've never learnt how to study. We've been learning by 'what feels right', instead of 'what's right'. When you enter medical school, there's tons of information to digest and memorise; it’s like drinking out of

Study Tips for First Year Medical Students

What's it Really Like to Study Medicine at University of Malaya

I’m a third-year medical student at the University of Malaya. I’ll walk you through my experience so far. This article is based on my two years reading medicine in UM. I wrote this article because – even in 2018 – there hasn’t been any posts about studying medicine in

What's it Really Like to Study Medicine at University of Malaya