How to Build Medical School Skills

If you are planning to get into medical school, you should know that you will need to work with your fellow students as a team. Choosing a team is important, and you need to find a team that believes in integrity and does what’s right. Find a team you can work with and join them, and while you are looking for the right team, stay clear of teams that do not work honorably.

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What matters most in medicine is being one with each other in your team and helping each other to become better. Try not to be the “lone cowboy” who does not work well with others. Working in the medical industry requires teamwork, and you should start working on your team building skills while you are in medical school. When filling in your application form, show the school how you have worked as a team player and that you have the ability to work in a team. Medical schools look for students who can be good team players.

Follow Coaching Instructions

As a medical student, you will have to take instructions from science teachers, physicians, and others; take the time to listen to what they have to say. Never think you know better than your teachers and advisers. When you follow coaching instructions, it does not mean that you are not intelligent, it means that you are ready to learn from others.

Time Management Skills

Saying medical school is going to be hectic is an understatement. You will have to do many things at the same time, and you should manage your time properly. You will need to prioritize between leisure time and team obligations, and on many occasions you will need to give up your free time to fulfill some team obligation. As a team member, you will be required to make many sacrifices for the team in terms of time and other ways as well.

Alan Faustino is an experienced doctor, founder and CEO of two companies, NextEMR, and NJR Healthcare.

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