By: Kelsey Lyon
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and SCHOOL IS OUT FOR THE SUMMER! We are in the midst of the best three months of every student’s year–the time when they don’t have to worry about how much schoolwork they have to do, the endless hours of cramming that they will have to put in for that test coming up, or getting up for that 8:00 AM class they wished they hadn’t signed up for.
Whether you are a pre-medical student working towards getting into medical school or a medical student working towards getting into your ideal residency program we must remember to take some time for ourselves. We must remember that sometimes stepping away from all things school related is the best thing that we can do for ourselves. So what better time to practice this mantra than right now, during the summer! The days are warm and nature is calling your name. So put down your books, grab your sunglasses, give yourself some “me” time and go make the most of the few months of freedom from school that you are given.
So used to having your nose in a book or being holed up in the library that you can’t even remember how to have fun or relax? Never fear, here is a list of suggestions on how to make the most of your summer while you still can.
How will you make the most of your summer vacation?
Kelsey Lyon is an OMS II at Ohio University-Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is also the Student Wellness Coordinator serving on AMSA’s Trainee Wellness and Professionalism Committe.