You will need to find different ways to grasp concepts across your various pre-med courses - trust us, what works for anatomy will not work for physics. Therefore, adaptability is one of the most critical skills you'll need to master to be a successful pre-medical. As the new academic semester is still in its early stages, we think it's an appropriate time to talk about study habits and some resources we believe will be helpful to you. While there are no surefire shortcuts when studying, there are things that you can do to get the most out of your study time, and we will be getting into some study habits that worked for us in organic chemistry and psychology/sociology.
While the pre-med journey is certainly tenuous and competitive, it is crucial to ensure that your precious downtime is spent wisely. Worry not; we have you covered! Here are some recommended books, podcasts, TikToks, and blogs for you to continue preparing for your future as a healthcare professional.
The pre-med track is long and arduous; it is also a path that can look vastly different for different individuals. Having a mentor can be an immense help on this rocky road while also providing an important support system in one’s life. The only problem? It often feels as though mentors can only be found through previous connections. And for those of us with few connections in the pre-med world, obtaining counsel can seem like a far away dream. However, this does not always need to hold true. There are so many ways one can go about finding a mentor, and we can often find these gurus in the least likely places.
Think you know everything about osteopathic medicine? Or what it means to be an osteopathic physician (DO)? How about the differences between DOs and allopathic physicians (MDs)? Well, maybe you do, maybe you don’t. The myths that we’ll cover range widely, from the totally baseless to the somewhat understandable, but we’re going to bust them all. Our goal is not simply to say “Gotcha!” and make you feel bad about your misconceptions. Rather, we want to give you the full and true story surrounding osteopathic medicine and encourage you to consider this viable career path!
Submitting your residency application is all about timing. Download our residency timeline PDF, created by residency advisor Ali Murtha.
Join The Savvy Pre-med's 30-Day “No Complaints” Challenge. This is a personal challenge that can help you focus on the big picture of what you are doing and why. It’s directly related to your mindset and success as a pre-med.