Feel Like You Want To Drop Out Of Medical School/University?

October 16, 2013

Article by Global Pre-Meds
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Tips for hanging on

There’s no denying that medical school is tough – the curriculum is rigorous and the schedules even more so. No matter how fatigued you feel, you just have to keep forging ahead. You don’t have the luxury of taking some time off to stop and ‘smell the roses’.

Gap Medics student on hospital work experience in Iringa, Tanzania, with Gap Medics.

With such a persistently frenetic, there will be times when you feel like you just want to drop out of medical school. Those are the moments when you have to make that extra effort to hang in there. Don’t let the medical course define who you are. Instead, follow these few tips to make the most of your medical school years:

Patient in the Burns Unit

Surviving medical college is about sporting a positive attitude and knowing that you are getting into a great profession. Be passionate about your work and what you are learning. It is a long process and when you feel that you are reaching break-point, calm down and shifting gears. That will help you get back on track.