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cover image - Student Success in Medical School Elsevier E-Book on VitalSource,1st Edition
ISBN: 9780323696760
Page Count: 160
Imprint: Elsevier
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Student Success in Medical School Elsevier E-Book on VitalSource, 1st Edition

by Raman Mehrzad

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Student Success in Medical School Elsevier E-Book on VitalSource,1st Edition
ISBN: 9780323696760
Page Count: 160
Imprint: Elsevier
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Using proven methods of studying, learning, and reading, Student Success in Medical School delivers the practical, real-world information you need to optimize your learning and analytic abilities in medical school and beyond. Written by a medical doctor who understands exactly what it takes to increase educational performance, this comprehensive guide covers all the important elements involved in learning new knowledge, how to balance your studies and clinical rotations, and most importantly, how to apply knowledge in clinical practice.
  • Chapter 2 – The art of studying in the medical field

    Difference between other fields




    Chapter 3 – Healthcare literacy

    General facts

    Understanding and processing basic health information

    Hidden barriers

    Online reading

    Practical strategies


    Chapter 4 – Motivation and mindset

    The physiology behind ambition

    Intrinsic motivation

    Extrinsic motivation

    Creating motivation

    Overcome laziness

    Value creation

    Small steps lead to big changes


    Chapter 5 - Goal setting

    What are goals

    Why goal setting is different in healthcare studies

    The power of goals

    How to set up goals


    Chapter 6 - Time management

    Time management and its importance

    Why time management in the medical field is different from other fields

    Balancing clinical rotations and your studies

    Planning your rotations

    Planning your studies

    Prioritizing the content

    Writing down your study plan

    Following your plan

    Plan adjustment

    Strategize when falling behind


    Chapter 7 - Accelerated learning

    What is accelerated learning

    Science behind accelerated learning

    Learning faster and more efficient

    Strategies for faster comprehension

    Strategies for greater retention

    Strategies for systematic expertize


    Chapter 8 - Lecture time in healthcare programs

    Why class time is different for healthcare courses

    The value of lecture time for healthcare courses

    The art of listening

    The art of focusing

    The art of writing notes

    The art of asking questions

    The art of efficiency

    The art preparation before lectures

    Chapter 9 – Mentors

    Why mentorship is important for your studies

    How you find a mentor in your field

    How to use a mentor


    Chapter 10 – Supervisors and teachers

    The role of supervisors in teaching

    Learning from the teacher


    Chapter 11 – Classmates

    Why teamwork is important in healthcare studies

    Optimize your learning with your classmates

    Group assignments

    Teamwork strategy


    Chapter 12 – Procrastination

    Why procrastination is common in this field

    The dangerous of procrastination in this field of study

    Strategize to avoid procrastination


    Chapter 13 – Memorization

    The physiology of memory

    Short and long term memory

    Memorizing versus understanding


    Strategies to improve your memory


    Chapter 14 – Exams

    Why exams differ in this field

    Exam Preparation

    Mental preparation

    Tactics before the exam

    Tactics during the exam

    Tactics after the exam

    Exam time management


    Chapter 15– Never give up

    The physiology behind giving up

    Determination and attitude

    Putting your time and studies in perspective

    Strategies to never give up


    Chapter 16 – Stress management

    The importance of recovery


    Physical activity


    Entertainment between studies

    Work-life balance in healthcare studies


    Chapter 17 – Study techniques

    Study technique 1: Anatomy, embryology, histology and pharmacology courses

    Study technique 2: Biochemistry, cell biology, biology courses

    Study technique 3: Immunology, physiology courses

    Study technique 4: Genetic courses

    Study technique 5: Microbiology, pathology courses

    Study technique 6: Ethics and behavioral science courses

    Study technique 7: Clinical courses

    Study technique 8: Reports/assignments

    Study technique 9: Essays

    Study technique 10: Presentations

    Study technique 11: Applied science courses

  • Raman Mehrzad, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital, The Warren Alpert School of Brown University, Providence, RI, United States
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