WEBVTT 1 00:00:02.250 --> 00:00:04.080 Dear Past Self: To start, 2 00:00:04.620 --> 00:00:06.960 I'm going to go ahead and give you these points in a bullet form. 3 00:00:07.230 --> 00:00:10.290 You'll learn quickly as a medical student that there is no need for fluff 4 00:00:10.360 --> 00:00:12.960 verbiage: a second saved is a second earned. 5 00:00:14.220 --> 00:00:16.680 Remember that you are able to do this. 6 00:00:17.280 --> 00:00:20.160 Always be adapting and make adjustments to your approach. 7 00:00:20.850 --> 00:00:25.530 Take all advice with a heavy grain of salt and trust your own process. 8 00:00:26.040 --> 00:00:29.670 If something isn't working, change it. Use the upperclassmen, 9 00:00:29.880 --> 00:00:31.950 scholars and teachers for advice. 10 00:00:32.460 --> 00:00:36.300 They've either been through what you're doing now or personally write the tests 11 00:00:36.301 --> 00:00:38.940 that you will be taking both for school and for the boards. 12 00:00:39.990 --> 00:00:42.510 Find a spot free of distraction for studying. 13 00:00:43.200 --> 00:00:48.090 You don't just need to know the material. You need to KNOW the material. 14 00:00:48.720 --> 00:00:51.060 Call your family. Call your friends. 15 00:00:51.420 --> 00:00:55.500 Take personal breaks to regroup and recharge. Make time for this. 16 00:00:56.760 --> 00:01:00.210 Medical school is tough and time-consuming. Do the work. 17 00:01:00.480 --> 00:01:01.890 Hide all of the clocks. 18 00:01:02.370 --> 00:01:06.840 Set goals to learn a specific topic before taking a break and stop measuring 19 00:01:06.841 --> 00:01:11.550 your knowledge based on the time you put towards it. Use the class objectives, 20 00:01:12.090 --> 00:01:15.330 use the lectures, learn all that you can. 21 00:01:16.140 --> 00:01:19.380 That is what is going to make you the best physician that you can be. 22 00:01:19.920 --> 00:01:24.210 Stay the course. Don't doubt yourself. Sincerely, Ryan. 23 00:01:24.840 --> 00:01:25.170 Future