Study Advice for Med School Admissions

07/07/20216 minute read
Study Advice for Med School Admissions

What is most important when it comes to studying?

1. Organise your Study Plan

It is time to get organised!

Every student will have a preference when it comes to organising their study, whether it's on their mobile phone calendar or their physical diary.

Yet consistency is the key to studying success. So write down your weekly schedule and create a routine either on paper or online.

This will give you more time to get stuck into your study rather than wondering what you should study and when.

There can be different types of deadlines.

  • Your own deadlines
  • Actual deadlines

Create your own deadlines and add them to your calendar. This will help reduce the stress and prevent missing actual deadlines.

Leading up to the 2-hour UCAT exam, you are more than welcome to download our FREE Study Timeline.

Study Timelines

2. Avoid those Distractions

When it comes to getting started with your study there will be many distractions surrounding you. It is best to determine what your distractions are and remove them from your study space.

  • Some students may find they will pick up their phone at every notification whereas some will completely ignore those notifications.
  • Listening to music may let you focus more or take away your attention.

Remember, one person's study routine may work for them but not necessarily work for you.

For some, studying with friends or a study group can limit their productivity. Yet for others, these environments can help to increase motivation.

Determine whether you can see more distractions at home, if so consider adjusting your study space. You could change it up and study at your local library for a change.

3. Have you heard of the Pomodoro Method?

Promodoro is a time management system that encourages you to work with the time that you have instead of against it.

Pomodoro Method
Step OneStep TwoStep ThreeStep FourStep Five
Decide what you want to accomplish and estimate how long you will study for.Set a timer for 25 minutes and start studying.After 25 minutes, take a short 5-to-10-minute break.Repeat for another 25 minutes.After 4 Pomodoro intervals, take a longer break for 20-30 minutes; grab a coffee, go for a walk, or do something else relaxing.

4. How long can you focus?

Take a look at your duration of study alongside how productive you are.

Are you more in-depth with your study when you dedicate 1-hour study blocks or when you designate 3 hours straight to sit down and study?

This is where you are able to figure out whether studying in short bursts or prolonged periods of time is more efficient for you.

5. Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help!

You are not expected to figure it all out on your own.

Whether you resort to a Parent, Tutor or study buddy there are always people around to lend a helping hand. Successful students recognise that they do not need to do this all alone.

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Final Thoughts

At the end of the day, every one of you will have different study techniques, it's about taking the time to discover what they are.

Here at MedView, we know everyone has different strengths and weaknesses so we create personalised game plans for success which is aimed at helping you maximise your chances of admission into medical school.

You have one shot at medical school admissions and we want to give you the support you deserve!

For more information on how we take med school admission to a new level - through personalised admission support, application review, entrance exam and interview tutoring, and extracurricular mentoring for students in Australasia, book a free consultation.

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