Starting medical school can be both an exciting and daunting time for all first year students. Regardless of whether you’re an undergraduate student fresh out of high school or a graduate entry, medical school is thoroughly unique. It is important to recognise the challenges of medical school and acknowledge how difficult they can be to handle.
Scenario 1 – Money
‘I’ve just moved to the city to start med school and I don’t have much money. I really feel like not having any money is starting to stress me.’
Get your unit guides and course outline to familiarise yourself with the learning objectives
Contact your universities student academic support unit for help and guidance
Scenario 3 – Isolation
‘I had to move away from my family home to study medicine. My family and my friends are all really far away and it’s too hard to travel back to see them often. I feel really isolated and alone during the semester when I’m at uni.’