Burnout can be defined as a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion as a result of chronic stress. It is characterised by feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, cynicism and anger. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. As the stress continues, you begin to lose interest and motivation, reducing … Continue reading Dealing with Burnout
1. Be honest with yourself It is so important to be honest with yourself and realistic in terms of the goals you set. For example; if you know you are a procrastinator, set yourself a deadline before the real deadline, this in turn prompts you to get started much earlier and relieve stress in the … Continue reading Our Top 10 Time Management Tips
DISCLAIMER: As Melanin Medics we thought it would be a good idea to have a central source of potential questions which we have gathered questions from several sources on the internet (credited at the end of this post). There are a lot of questions below and we do not expect you to go through every … Continue reading Medical School Interviews Question Bank
Receiving interviews is a very daunting yet exciting time, you're one step closer to your dream. Interviews are part of the process of selecting the right students, they enable to demonstrate your interpersonal skills and other essential skills for Medicine and expand upon your application so preparation is essential to success! Interviews generally take place from … Continue reading Preparing for Medical School Interviews
So I'll admit, I had a bit of writers block this week and struggled to decide what to write about but having posted consistently since the launch of this blog I wasn't ready to end that streak just yet. So I decided to share what I'd been up to this past week in Medical School … Continue reading A Week In Medical School At A Glance – 2nd Year!