Stress and Anxiety

Overcoming Pre-Med Stress Through Mindfulness

Overcoming Pre-Med Stress Through Mindfulness

By: Rob Humbracht

“Today isn’t preparation for tomorrow. Today’s the main event.” -- Leo Babauta, Zen Habits

If you’re not goal-oriented, you’ll never get into medical school.  Unless you have vision and dedication to this future end, you won’t have the focus to do everything you must to become a doctor.

Quiz: Are You A Pre-Med at Risk for Severe Burnout?

Quiz: Are You A Pre-Med at Risk for Severe Burnout?

By: Ryan Kelly & Rob Humbracht

Are you a boiled frog?

Imagine a pot filled with cold water, with a frog peacefully swimming in it. A fire is lit under the pot and the water becomes lukewarm. The frog finds this rather pleasant and keeps swimming, but then the temperature keeps rising. As the water turns hotter, the frog grows uncomfortable, but it also becomes weak, so it stands the heat as long as it can and does nothing.

The Zen Valedictorian, Decreasing Your Stress without Decreasing Your Ambition

The Zen Valedictorian, Decreasing Your Stress without Decreasing Your Ambition

By: Ryan Kelly

When people hear the word ‘valedictorian,’ they might think of a hustling overachiever who participates in every possible organization or activity. Others might picture the opposite--the highly gifted coaster who gets by on nothing but his or her natural ability.

But the truth is, if you want to be a successful pre-med, you should find the happy medium between these two extremes.