The value of time
It is mandatory that medical students (encompasses pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary, nursing, optometry and others medically related) learn to manage their time wisely. With a busy schedule, it can be difficult to balance a “normal” life. Medical school can be the toughest years of your life. There must be “millions” of medical resources to study from, which can be quite overwhelming. However, the road to medicine appears much easier, when the right resources are chosen from the start.
Medical students can be stressed out, quite often either due to information overload or lack thereof. Who would have thought, there were so many different parts that make up a human being? On the flip side, a student can also be flustered if his/her brain is not an effective “sponge” that retains crucial information. Believe it or not, some outdated studying techniques (ancient) are still used today, and should be left in the past. Reading for thousands of days may seem useful to you, but be mindful of the fact that the average human lifespan is only 28,000 days (75 years). Clearly, we have got no time to waste. However all hope is not lost, doing “topic specific” questions aids in memory retention. It also allows students to develop a deeper understanding for the topic. This can potentially lower the time needed to revise. We’re introducing Medzzaroni, the online platform designed by medical students that grants you access and the means to contribute multiple choice questions for a myriad of topics.
What was aforementioned, represents only the tip of the iceberg. Think about the versatility of interacting with medical students, from different campuses (not limited to English-speaking). Students are able to share their experiences with others that share different cultural backgrounds. You can even decide to learn a new language with the assistance of your new friend. By becoming bilingual, it widens your travel opportunities and even makes your résumé more appealing to potential employers. This also acts as a portal for students to enquire about the specificities of the registration process to practice in foreign countries of interest. Other useful benefits include:
- Our file sharing platform allows users to pool resources (in groups). From books to pdfs, upload files so that everyone can pass the final exam. Maximum file upload size is approximately 64 megabytes.
- Communicate with other medical students from different universities around the world.
- Contribute questions to our continuously expanding question bank (these questions are subjected to be reviewed before addition to the question bank).
- Forum for burning questions to be addressed. Sometimes the best explanation and inspiration comes from a friend or fellow classmate. Check it out, right here.
- Check out what is new in medicine in our News Feed. Brace yourself for mind-blowing advancements, geared towards optimizing the quality of life.
- Useful links allow students to access external resources. Take advantage of the wide range of websites geared towards assisting you during those long study hours. You are always welcome to voice suggestions and concerns, right here.
“You don’t beat the grim reaper by living longer; you beat the grim reaper by living better.” – Randy Pausch
Time keeps ticking, and the river of life becomes drier. You alone can decide, how to carve your legacy. We are here to help and will always be open to suggestions. Sometimes change is all that is required to improve the system.