Things To Do In Your Final Year Of Med School

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With the fall semester soon approaching, it’s time to start getting ready for your final year. If you thought the last three years were tough, then make sure you’re prepared for what’s to come.  Your final year of med school will be hard work, but you also need to enjoy it before you embark on your career and say goodbye to your carefree days at college.

To help prepare you for what’s to come, here are some things to do in your final year of med school.

Work your hardest

You will have had to work hard to get to where you are now, but that doesn’t mean you should start to relax. Now is the time to step things up a gear and really push yourself. You can expect a lot of late nights studying and possibly turning down some social invitations, but it’s important to keep your eye on the prize. Some study tips from doctors could help you find some ways to juggle your workload and make sure you get the most from your education.

Start looking for a job

While the end can still seem far off, you should start thinking about what you want to do once you’ve graduated, and start looking at jobs. Residencies can be competitive, especially if there’s a specialist area of medicine you want to work in. Practice Match can help you find roles in areas like psychiatry, making sure you find the opportunity that best suits your career ambitions. Now is a good time to speak to other doctors about their roles to help you decide where you’d like to end up.

Think about whether or not you want to take a year out

After spending several years at college, you might want to think about taking a year about before you begin your career. Taking the time to travel or volunteer could be a fantastic way to reward yourself after years of working hard. Once your career begins, you might find it difficult to take an extended break, which is why it could be worth doing it now to get the travel bug out of your system.

Take a look at some travel options post-COVID-19 to give you some inspiration.

Enjoy it

While you’ll be working hard this year to complete your degree and move onto the next stage of your medical career, you need to make sure you find the time to enjoy it too! Your college years can be some of the best of your life, so make sure you spend time with friends, and enjoying yourself where you can. Finding a balance between hard work and play will help you survive the year, allowing you to graduate with some amazing memories too.

It’s going to be a tough year, but one that you know will be worth it to help you get to where you want to be. Work hard, make memories, and get ready to enjoy your final year of med school.