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Top 6 Med Student Survival Guides

Written by Nicole Chalmers · Friday 11th October 2013

There are loads of survival guides out there to help medical students adapt well to university life but which ones should you be taking notice of? I’ve put together a list of my top 6 must reads - I hope you find them useful.

1. BMJ’s Guide for Tomorrow's Doctors

If you don’t read anything else, read this. It covers everything from the pros and cons of using the library to essential medical websites (check out number 6 on the list :D).
http://doc2doc.bmj.com/assets/secure/survivemedicalschool.pdf

2. Money Matters

Ok, this isn’t the most exciting topic but definitely a stress you could do without. The Money Saving Expert gives some great advice on how to make money and manage your finances.
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/students/student-guide

3. Studying

This guide includes 4 simple but essential study tips relevant throughout your years at university.
http://blog.auamed.org/blog/bid/291655/Survival-Guide-for-First-Year-Medical-Students-Study-Strategies

4. Dos and Don’ts

Some great advice from Dundee University here on the dos and don’ts of surviving medical school.
http://lifeofadundeemedstudent.wordpress.com/dundee/life-in-dundee/medical-student-survival-tips/

5. Advice to Junior Doctors

Karin shares some of her hospital experiences and gives advice to junior doctors.
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/808795

6. Looking after yourself

To get the most out of university it’s important that you look after yourself. The NHS provide some great tips from eating healthily on a budget to managing stress during exam time.
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/studenthealth/Pages/Fivehealthsecrets.aspx

If you know of any other useful survival guides or would like to create your own please send them across to me nicole@meducation.net.

Nicole

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