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Start Medical School Off On The Right Foot

At first glance, medical school can seem daunting. It’s both exciting and terrifying. You’ve worked so hard to get in, and now you’re finally going to step into a whole new world. Fret not, we’re here to help! Here are some tips to help you start your journey off on the right foot.

Establish good study habits

Everyone studies and remembers things differently, so it’s best to find out what works best when you first start out. If you are not equipped with the right study habits, you can fall behind quickly. So figuring out which study habits are for you and making the practices into habits will serve you well throughout your student life. 

Practice self-care

University life can be stressful for even the most relaxed students. If you don’t have healthy coping strategies to minimise the potential negative impacts of being in a rigorous medical programme, you may put your mental and physical health at risk. Knowing how to practice self-care is one of the easiest ways to prevent burnout, minimise stress, and ward off other health concerns. Setting boundaries, staying hydrated, getting enough rest, eating a balanced diet are a few examples of basic self-care. 

Manage your finances

Most of your spending money would be going into the required items such as textbooks, and you may be tempted into spending all your money in your first year. Here’s a tip: don’t. Make a list of all the expenses you must incur and set a monthly budget to avoid overspending.  

Discover your interests

There is more to student life than just studying. It’s a good time to try things other than what you’ll be studying, such as sports or playing an instrument. Writing is also a hobby that can be pursued, whether it’s journaling or writing stories; it’s a good activity to get your mind off of your studies once in a while. 

At Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, we have numerous facilities for students to experience during their time studying so that they can adopt a healthy work/life balance. Students are encouraged to go beyond their academic pursuits with the various clubs and societies within the university to explore their interests.

For more details on how to kickstart your university journey with NUMed, email admissions@newcastle.edu.my, call 07-555 3800, WhatsApp 011-1231 5411 / 012-7849456, or visit the NUMed website at www.ncl.ac.uk/numed.

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