Episode 16: Learn the research that shows what it takes to separate successful medical students from those who fail. This is Phase 3 (Assimilati0n) in the Evolution of  a Physician In Training, part of Dr. Dan’s Physician Wellness Initiative. Do you pass the test?

Listen to the 17 minute podcast here…

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No amount of preparation is going to make you feel good when you are post-call. Sorry…

But did you know there are a lot of things you can do to maintain psychological and (some semblance of) physical well-being during medical school?

In this podcast, I explore my thorough literature search around what characterizes the types of stressors that we successful medical students get used to. Notice I said there will be stress and we will get used to it!

Not all stress is bad. In fact, there is such thing as a “sweet spot” in the Anxiety-Achievement Curve. Included in the Medical School Mindmap is the specific journal article that discusses the phenomenon of how stress helps performance – up to a point. Then, as stress continues to increase (in the first weeks of medical school, for example), performance can suffer. I’ll help you understand how to use stress to your advantage in my Medical Mastermind Platinum Group.

Until then, hang in there and post your comments below to seek help with stress in medical school!

Merry Christmas,

Dr. Dan

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