The Light at the End of the Tunnel.
I haven’t posted anything in a long time. I promise that will change over the course of this summer and the next years and I will slowly but surely post all of my drawn out notes as I learn how to organize and make this blog a little more user friendly…i’m still learning. lol.
This year has been a huge transition for me. I didn’t do well during my second block and therefore have to retake biochem and physio this summer as of right now. So as we are entering into finals week of MS1, everything for me is riding on these last exams. If i don’t do well on these, then I’ll have to repeat the year.
However, I have learned that I learn differently than most of the other students here. When you first get to med school and you are asking students how they study and they give you the cliche answer “Everyone learns differently. You have to find what works for you.” It is SO true. I’ve learned that I am a complete mixture of all three and therefore I have to hear it, write & draw it out (& color code), talk about it, and do practice questions. My retention of info is essentially null if I skip these things. So, it took me a little longer and some more struggle to find what works for me & I hoping that I can get through these summer courses and put the failing in my past. We’ll see how it goes. I will keep you all updated.
I am very grateful for all of the medblrs out there who draw things and have made charts and diagrams, because they have saved me & taught me that you may not learn how everyone else does…& that’s okay. You have to just do what works for you & if that means drawing everything out…then by all means..DRAW.
Anyways, study break over. Back to the grind.