AMSA and national partner Kaplan have teamed up for a blog series featuring AMSA leadership from across the country. We are calling this series The Premed Experience, and each week AMSA's On Call and Kaplan's Med School Pulse will post new articles from AMSA leaders on their premedical experience and journey to medical school.
by Smridhi Mahajan –- AMSA Grassroots Organizing Committee Chair
University of Texas at Austin
Effectively Using Peer-Mentors and Study Groups
If you’ve come across this blog post, you’re probably heavily considering a career in medicine. As a pre-medical student, I know that attempting to go through this path to medical school alone is quite a challenge. When you think about the number of things you have to do – getting good grades, acing the MCAT, balancing extracurricular activities, volunteering, shadowing, etc. – it can be overwhelming. I also know that most of you are used to being busy and are becoming increasingly skilled at dividing your time wisely. Because of this independence, it’s difficult for many of us to reach out for help when things become difficult. I’m here to tell you that it’s okay to utilize your resources, such as peer-mentors and study groups, when ...