I am studying to become a doctor and I am now officially halfway through. It’s been a massively difficult journey with many highs and equally as many lows, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. The reason I’m writing this today is because I want to share my study tips with students in their first few years of their studies, so that they can do the best they can and achieve results like I am. I hope to help the next generation of doctors coming through, seeing as we all have the same goal: to make the world a better place.
My first study tip is to set up your desk somewhere with fresh air. My desk is placed right underneath the window in my study area, so that I always have fresh air blowing on my face. This helps to keep you alert, awake and ensures fresh oxygen flows through you. I really noticed the benefits of an open window when I got an awning window installation specifically for my study space. Obviously simple science tells us oxygen is good, and as future doctors we definitely know this, but it genuinely is true and I encourage everyone to have a free flowing fresh space to study in.
My second study tip is to ensure that the room you’re in is quiet. I know this isn’t always possible, especially for people who live in shared houses or at home with their families, but it really does make a difference. I noticed this difference when I got a door replacement. Within Melbourne, where I live, there’s often a lot of white noise around, but when I got my front door replaced my home was significantly quieter which made it a lot easier to study. I know replacing your front door or bedroom door may not be feasible for some, but the advice still remains. If you can make your study space as quiet as possible, you’ll be in a good position to study as best as possible.
Best of luck everyone.