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!

Avoid Burnout

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.

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Stress Anxiety Curve

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.

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Managing Mental Illness

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.

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Stress Tips

5 Stress Reduction Tips for Med Students 

Great suggestions for managing stress in this guest post by health writer Issy Fuller.

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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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