Sometimes the “journey” to becoming a doctor can feel more like running through an endless minefield. High stakes exams, student loans, and crushing workloads - not to mention living through a global pandemic - it can take an enormous toll on your mental health.
Take a minute for a mental health check in with some of our top posts about avoiding (and sometimes making the most of!) stress, study burnout, and more!
How To Avoid Burnout and Take Care Of Yourself During Your Step 1 Study Period
Here’s how self-care and planning ahead can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed during your Step 1 study period.
Optimizing the Stress/Anxiety Curve
How to optimize your stress using the Yerkes-Dodson Law to perform better on the USMLE and Step 1 and Step 2 CK studying.
Studying for the USMLE Step 1 While Managing a Mental Illness
Blogger and med student Ken Noguchi shares his experiences tutoring students who manage a mental illness in medical school, as well as his thoughts on the medical school community as a whole.
5 Stress Reduction Tips for Med Students
Great suggestions for managing stress in this guest post by health writer Issy Fuller.
Don’t forget: one of the best ways to reduce stress as a med school student is to have a plan - for self care and, of course, for studying!
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