Managing Stress In Med School

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What methods have you used to manage your stress in medical school?

It’s important to remember to take time for yourself; what you do with that time is up to you. Some people take one day a week and just put the books down for 24 hours. Other people take some time off every day.

Personally, I needed to go to the gym for at least an hour every day, and I usually did something fun on the weekends as well. My school always gives exams on Friday’s, so we are always guaranteed at least one weekend that was totally stress-free! The workload seems overwhelming at first, but you’ll figure out how much you need to study and when you can afford to, have some fun!

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