10 things I wish I knew

The transition to medical school is tough. An overwhelming amount of new, complex information is coming at you every day and you quickly realize you’re not in undergrad anymore. You’re studying non-stop, just trying to make it through the next exam. Before you know it, the school year is over and you’re left wishing you did a thing or two differently.

Well into their second year (but with that first year still fresh in their minds), students in the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Class of 2017 shared the things they wish they knew in their first year of medical school.

10 Things I Wish I Knew

What other advice would you share with your pre-orientation self to prepare for the first year of medical school?

This post was adapted from “Recipes for Success,” a guidebook put together by D.P.M. students for all incoming students in the hopes of getting them on the right track once they get to DMU.

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