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.


Advantages of Being a Doctor

The job satisfaction that is associated with being a doctor draws more and more people into the profession each year. However, the road to becoming a doctor is long, hard and expensive. But is it worth it? Here are the advantages of being a doctor.

Alan Faustino

Alan Faustino


Helping People is one of the biggest benefits of being a doctor. Most of us, at some point in our lives, have felt helpless when there was someone sick around us, and we couldn’t do anything about it. Being a doctor enables you to help the sick person by taking care of their sickness. The feeling of satisfaction that comes with being able to help people in need is the biggest advantage of being a doctor.

Medicine is Fascinating

Working with medicine is fascinating as it helps understand the intricacies of the human body. Being a doctor, you will learn how different mechanisms can harm or heal the body. Knowing what can benefit the body has been the source of learning and advancement in medical technology that has helped develop new medical procedures and medication that can help cure diseases.


Doctors and physicians have tremendous respect anywhere in the world. They attain a level of trust that is unmatched to jobs in any other sector. People in every society and culture have great respect for doctors.


Once you get into the medical profession, there is no limit to the different fields you can go into. You can choose to specialize in an area that you want to work in, and you can choose a variety of healthcare facilities to work in. Being a doctor opens up a door of endless possibilities of finding new jobs.

Alan Faustino served as the Medical Director of Emergency Physicians Group, Parkview Hospital Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between January 2002 and January 2003.

Alan Faustino – Radford’s Origins

As a student of Radford University back in the first decade of it being a co-ed institution, Alan Faustino was there during a time of several historic changes at the university. In an excerpt from the school’s official website, this era is described as so:

Alan Faustino

Alan Faustino

“In the 1970s, Radford adopted the nickname “Highlanders” for the athletic teams in celebration of the Scottish heritage of Southwest Virginia. In keeping with the Scottish theme, school colors were changed from purple and gray to the tartan plaid colors of red, white, blue, and green. The school newspaper was renamed The Tartan and the literary magazine adopted the name Gaelic. The annual remained The Beehive.

Growth continued at a rapid pace through the 1980s with more than 9,000 students attending Radford University per year by the end of the decade. The look and size of the campus also continued to evolve with the construction of a state-of-the-art sports complex named for Dr. Dedmon. The Dedmon Center was one of the first buildings designed with an inflated, air-supported roof, similar to that of the domed stadium in Indianapolis. The location of the Dedmon Center was also a change for the campus, as new properties adjacent to the New River were acquired from the railroad.”

Alan Faustino – Hampton Roads Historical Attractions

Alan Faustino

Alan Faustino

Having lived in Hampton Roads, Virginia for some time, Alan Faustino is well-familiar with all of the things to do in the area. With one of the world’s largest naval shipyards right around the corner and also the sites of some of the first European landings on the continent, this area is full of exciting history that could keep your run of the mil history buff entertained for days. Below are some of the things you should do to explore the history of this area. Nauticus Nauticus is a museum off the Norfolk harbor that is built out of a former battleship. Standing afloat this ship are levels upon levels of displays and interactive areas that give visitors a glimpse of our country’s naval history. From old world battleships to the technologies of today, Nauticus encompasses a wide range of history on naval forces. Jamestown Known to be the first official settlement of the thirteen colonies, Jamestown sits alongside the James River, which can be entered though the Chesapeake Bay. In historic Jamestown, you can experience what life was like for the first Colonial settlers while also learning some of the survival skills that they had to adapt in order to settle there.

Alan Faustino – Benefits of Being a Doctor

Alan Faustino is a doctor and business owner who decided he wanted to become a doctor at a very young age. He was steadfast in setting his career path from there; he got good grade in his primary schooling and earned himself an education at Radford University in Southwest Virginia. From there, he went on to study at the Eastern Virginia Medical School and eventually earned his medical degree, which he used to practice inside medicine for several years. Below are some benefits to becoming a doctor that go beyond the title and the paycheck.

Alan Faustino

Alan Faustino

First, you get to make a positive and lasting impact on the health and live of others. One of the biggest rewards of being a doctor is helping cure people of their ailments and give them hope for a healthier future. Sometimes, this reward can be presented through the look of relief in a patients’ eyes; the looks of gratitude in the eyes of their loved ones; and sometimes both will present the biggest reward of this job. Second, you give a bigger sense of hope to future generations by helping cure and prevent the spread of diseases and other ailments that could otherwise threaten future generations. For more information visit at: