Staying motivated can be tough, but with the right techniques it’s manageable. It’s especially tough if you pursue a demanding discipline like medicine. And while you’re preparing for medical school you will probably face many challenges inherent to the career. These tests will make you rethink your motives and goals
Studying isn’t an easy process, especially if you decide to travel abroad to study medicine while leaving all your family and friends behind. If you are motivated enough, you’ll get through any course. Hence, there are many steps that medical students can do to make that process much easier. To make it clear, motivation, passion and discipline are the only thing that makes medical students feel like studying medicine is effortless. Moreover, if the medical student embraces in his mind to finish up that long process of studying medicine by success, he can motivate himself without feeling so. What I mean is that motivation comes from one’s ability to convince himself or herself of the idea that even if medicine needs effort, it’s worth the effort. But the important question is how can the medical student convince himself by that idea? And how can he keep himself motivated throughout the whole period?
Have Discipline to Study
Since studying medicine needs time, concentration, and exertion, you must strive for constant discipline. As a medical student, one should always keep himself up to date on their studies to avoid falling behind and getting overwhelmed. This means that he should always know the latest and most important topics by attending classes and reading up regularly. This makes the process easier and more enjoyable hence increasing the student’s motivation.
A medical student should be determined while studying medicine and should study on a daily basis to avoid cramming information into the short term memory. This means that instead of delaying studying to the last minute, it is better if you study day by day.
If you keep following up with your doctors, take lots of notes and ask many questions you’ll feel when reviewing the information that it’s clear. Thus, you won’t struggle and suffer to make the information enter your mind.
Why are you studying medicine abroad?
Keep in mind that at the end of the road you’ll cross the sign of success by seeing the big picture, thus you’ll stay motivated and face all the oppositions and tough obstacles. As a medical student, you should think about why you decided to pursue your dream of becoming a doctor. What made you choose this career path? Always have that vision in the back of your head. Having the big picture in your mind helps you to not dwell on little obstacles. This is especially relevant for those who travel to different countries to pursue medicine – you left your family and friends behind so you can you pursue your dream. With that thought in mind, browsing Facebook instead of revising for tomorrow’s exam doesn’t sound so appealing anymore, does it?
Have Structure while Studying Medicine
The medical student can break down their study material and make them as lists of the important and main points of the courses. By doing so, the material will be broken down and the medical student will feel it is easy and will study it effortlessly.
Besides, a medical student should think about the job he’ll get in the end as a doctor and the rewarding experience of alleviating patients’ pain. As a doctor, he’ll have a good social class, proficiency, and reputation.
Hold Yourself Accountable through your Parents
Students should set themselves goals and targets for studying, however hold yourself accountable to them. You can keep yourself on track to completing your tasks by telling someone about them. Tell your parents your plans for the day. Parents naturally tend to push their children to work hard, even if this sounds counterproductive, it does work and will keep you motivated. Mothers are especially a great source of motivation because they push their children in a caring and friendly way to study and work hard in school.
Have “Me” Time
Last but not least, don’t be too harsh on yourself. Take regular breaks and watch your favourite entertainment shows to de-stress. Your lifestyle should not just be about studying especially if you’re travelling and studying abroad.
In sum, motivation turns the process of studying medicine from a seemingly complicated endless process to an effortless simple one only if done correctly.