December 11, 2020
by Sharon Johnson
How Med Students Can Enhance Their Studying Routine During the Quarantine: Medicine is one of the most important spheres of human civilization. No wonder that governments all around the world prioritize the medical sphere (especially these days). And it is great if you have decided to become part of it!
Nevertheless, with the pandemic, many students get their courses online. From one side, it is truly useful and profitable – you can save some time, such as not wasting any resources on getting to your campus. From another side, as for a med student, online studying has been claimed to be not very useful, such as many lack the communication and practical approach.
Another question arises: how to succeed in a distance and hybrid studying routine if you are a med student? Below you can find some of the most useful tips on how to arrange medical studying from home.
Connect With Your Professors More Than Ever
When studying, we all need supervision and help, and your professors, teachers, are great to assist with the questions (if there are any). However, with the lack of face-to-face communication, many med students are issued on how to get in touch and communicate in-person with a professor.
Many issues may arise due to the fact mentioned – starting from the students having trouble understanding all the learned material and finishing with incompetent students. To reduce even the slightest possibility of keeping up with the curriculum, a student needs to find any possibility to contact and seek assistance from one’s teacher.
You can use various online resources, such as Zoom, Skype, and Google Meets. What’s more? You can also determine whether it would be possible to contact a professor via phone call or arrange a meeting. Moreover, when having lectures, be sure to ask questions and clarify everything right away.
Get in Touch With Your Classmates and Cooperate
While in quarantine, you might feel lost and even lonely. Many students have faced the issue currently. To avoid troubles with communication (and even your mental health), be sure to continue communication with your groupmates and friends online and offline (but be sure to be safe).
Another problem is that students need to cooperate and share knowledge while attending lectures, seminars, and research projects. No matter what it might be – writing a residency personal statement or understanding a complicating topic – students help each other!
With many online lessons, you might lack cooperation and understanding of all the learned info on your own. And that is ok! Feel free to ask and communicate with other groupmates when needed.
Ensure You Are Perfectly Accustomed With All the Online Resources
During online studying, students need to use many online resources. These can be software such as Skype or Google Meets for online meetings. Also, there can be different resources provided by your university (special programs, websites, submission software, etc.).
Surely most students are perfectly familiar with all the needed online resources (even better than their teachers, in some cases). Nevertheless, be sure that you are perfectly familiar with all the required apps to avoid any deadline and tech issues.
Practice Previously Learnt Info During In-Class Lessons
No matter what you are studying, practice is a core aspect of studying. Many students forced to study online claim there is not enough practice in some of the utterly important med subjects. Thus, they face considerable trouble with keeping up with all the studying aspects.
To avoid any further issues, a student needs to try using previously learned info during offline lessons. He or she needs to use any possibility and ask questions, answer questions of groupmates, and teachers, etc. It is a great way not only to repeat and revise one’s understanding but also to check whether the learned concepts were understood correctly.
What Is It All About? Final Thoughts
If properly planned and thought-out, you can spend your time studying alone even more profitably than before. All that is needed – to take your working processes under your control. With a proper plan and understanding of how to arrange a studying routine, you can gain even more.
Using a plan and at least some of the pieces of advice mentioned below (you can find even more on the net, don’t forget!), you can upgrade not only overall scores and studying results but also self-control skills. Many students have also mentioned that they managed to take their lives under control during the non-easy times.