4 Study Tips | 3rd Year Medical School VLOG


(Bae-mie) Hey babe how come you never study? Especially in your vlog. I study at home when I’m not vlogging. It’s like a skewed sample ’cause when I’m
vlogging by default I’m not studying. So in my vlogs I’m not studying. Hello! (awkward laugh) I’m waiting for brunch. We’re here at The Penrose. My Warby Parker box just came, so I’m just
gonna open it for you guys! (talking to Candy the cat) You excited? So what do you guys think? Okay so it’s gonna take me a little while
to get used to these new glasses so I’m actually gonna put on my old ones and I actually haven’t
done any studying today so.. it’s time to do a little studying 🙁 I’m using Case Files. I like Case Files because they’re short little
cases covering each topic. And the book is relatively small. It’s about the size of an iPad Mini so it’s
easy to carry around with you. The other resource I’m using is this AAFP. American Academy of Family Physicians (I think
haha) If you’re a medical student you have access to this website and you can join and
this website actually has all these practice questions so that’s what I’m gonna be doing
for the next couple weeks of studying. So Family Medicine rotations in terms of schedule
is a lot easier than some of my previous rotations. Obviously ob-gyn I was getting up at 4:30
in the morning or 5 in the morning. For family medicine sometimes I don’t have
to be in the office until noon sometimes 9am. Generally so it’s a much easier schedule and
I have a lot of time to do other stuff. But in terms of shelf I heard that it’s one
of the hardest shelf exams. Because if you think about it Family Medicine
doctor sees a little bit of everything. Whenever there is something wrong most people
go to their Family Medicine doctor first. So the shelf exams covers a lot of topics
and I’ve heard that it’s a difficult shelf exam so what I’m trying to do is I’m trying
to front load a lot of my studying. Usually for like a 6 week rotation I don’t
really start studying until week 3, at least not seriously anyway. So that’s about halfway to my rotations I
don’t start studying but for Family Medicine I’m gonna try to do a lot of studying earlier
probably just study hard the whole time. I’ve started doing some case files, I’ve started
doing some questions on the AAFP website so hopefully that will help me cover a lot of
the stuff early on and hopefully I can do well on the shelf exam. Okay, so time to start studying! So speaking of studying. I’m gonna do a little video on my study tips. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about
this topic and I know it’s a huge topic and the way you do study might differ a lot on
what you’re studying but I wanted to make a general video that might apply to high school
students, university students and med school students as well. So if you found something that already works
for you that’s good you probably don’t need this video but if you’re wondering where to
start or how to get started I’ll share some of my tips with you guys. So time to move to the big camera. Tip number 1 When to study: study like it’s
your full time job. You may have a part time or even a full time
job while attending school. That’s great- but don’t forget that being
a student is also a job. It’s something you signed up for and it’s
something you’re responsible for. It requires the same or even greater amount
of time and effort as a full time job. It doesn’t have to be 9-5 and the number
of hours per day probably depend on what you’re studying. But the point is your studies should really
be the priority and the main focus of your life as a student. Here is example of how I do that. You can start by using your exam dates as
landmarks and divide up the work evenly among the days you plan to study, make sure you
add in some rest days, and stick to your planned schedule. For example, if you have 10 days to study
for your exam, you can divide the entire exam material into 10 and cover a little bit each
day. Obviously if there a harder topic, you might
want to spend a little longer on that topic until you feel comfortable. My general rule of thumb is, study and review
what you learned that day and at the end of the week, review everything you learned that
week by doing questions. And repeat. Tip Number 2 Make specific plans on what to
study. If you don’t know where to start, look at
the table of contents in your textbook or the syllabus. If you went over a chapter in class today,
then your outline should look something like the outline of the chapter in your textbook. Make a list of topics or concepts you need
to master. For whatever reason, it makes a big difference
to me when I make a little box next to the list and check things off as I go. I’ve seen a lot of residents do it during
my rotations- it just helps with getting things done. Tip number 3 is Test yourself. There are many ways to “master” a concept. You can read, you can outline, you can use
memorization tools like anki or flashcards. At the end of the day, you need to test to
see if you really know your material. Let’s say you are covering a small topic
in biology– DNA replication. At the end of your study session, you should
be able to teach to a fellow student how DNA replication works. I tend to talk out loud to myself while I
study to make sure I really understand something. I don’t wait to do this at the end of the
day- I do this every couple paragraphs I go over. It might sound crazy but I talk out loud as
if there is a student that I am tutoring- and I go step by step about how DNA replication
is done. It helps to draw things out with AND without
looking at your notes. Tip number 4 is Do practice questions: if
you’re studying for a science or math class, you HAVE to have done a lot of practice questions
before taking the exam. Your exam cannot be the first time you’re
doing questions on the topics that you learned. That’s because you actually learn a lot
by doing questions. I personally learn more by doing questions
than straight up reading the textbook. If I’m really short on time, there are times
I would go straight to a good question bank with thorough explanations on right and wrong
answers and learn my highest yield items from there. When you get something wrong, read the explanations
and go back to tip #3 and explain to yourself or your invisible friend or a real friend
why the right answer is the right answer and why what you picked is wrong. This will definitely help to reinforce all
the concepts and help you start thinking the way exam makers think which is the ultimate
goal to doing well in class! So that is all the tips I have for doing well
in class and studying effectively. I hope you guys found it helpful So I think I need a change of scenery so I’m
gonna go to a coffee shop and try to get some work done. Hey guys! So I just got back from the coffee shop. I got a lot of work done so it was good. When I came back I got a delivery from Hello
Fresh. Hell Fresh if you guys don’t know is a meal
kit delivery service they send you a very easy to make recipes with measured-out ingredients
so you don’t have to measure anything out since everything is measured out for you. All the recipes are actually designed to be
made under 30 minutes. So if you’re short on time, like me, it’s
a great investment so that you can have home cooked meals several times a week. For Hello Fresh all the meals and recipes
are designed by a dietician so you know everything is nutritionally balanced so I’m really excited
to be trying out a recipe from Hello Fresh today. So first I’m gonna unbox everything and show
you what I got in the box. So today we’re gonna make the Mediterranean
Skillet Chicken so I’m super excited and can’t wait to show you guys what we make. Lets go! Alright guys! Check out the our final product. Doesn’t this look so legit. It looks delicious! Look at all those colors. All those veggies and flavors. So the recipe was super easy to make all the
ingredients came measured so there was no waste. I used everything that they sent me. And everything turned out perfectly so if
you guys are interested in trying out go to their website HelloFresh.Com. I’ll put the link down bellow in the description
box and use the code “strive” when you subscribe and you can get $35 off your first week of
meals. If you guys try definitely let me know what
you guys think. Thank you guys for coming along with me today. Give it a thumbs up, subscribe if you haven’t
already and leave some comments and let me know what you guys think and I will see you
guys on the next video! Bye!

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100 thoughts on “4 Study Tips | 3rd Year Medical School VLOG”

  1. Messymakersmind says:

    These study tips really will help me in my exam next month. thanks you 😘 Also your camera sound does sound really good x

  2. misheard says:


  3. Zen ZEN says:

    Jamie, you are so good at motivating that i'm taking my coffee and starting to study right now. Have a great day 😄☕️

  4. Christine Dalgaard Persson says:

    what questions should I ask myself when questioning myself/ test myself?

  5. Ane Estevez says:

    🍍😺✌🏻️ kisses from spain!😘

  6. Adriano Mktg says:

    Hi jamie, I'm a great fan of your videos, I live in Brazil and I've been following your study methodologies and copying them all …. I love your recipes, it makes me hungry …. kkk

  7. Lily Zeng says:

    seems good tips for me too, I'll try them out!!

  8. loveandhappy pill says:

    Hi i love ur vids , sorry to ask but Where are you from?

  9. Angela King says:

    What laptop are you using?

  10. Bori Reyes says:

    I'm downloading this anki!! lol =) thank you for sharing your time with us!! we love and appreciate you.

  11. DoctorZ ben says:

    🍍😺✌️️love ittttt! Very motivating thanks !

  12. Anindita Varshneya says:

    Love the video! Can you do a video on how you organize your life (planner, notebooks, etc)

  13. MsBoka17 says:

    Hi Jamie! Please, tell us what what was the title of the book with surgical tools on the cover, which you showed on Snapchat. It was so great! Thank you in advance. I'm first-year med student from Poland. Before I got in, your films were such an inspiration and motivation to work hard and reach the goals. And now I watch them still, it keeps me focus. I really appreciate your work! Kiss from Poland and I'm waiting for response.

  14. Shita says:

    Is the guy filming you your boyfriend?

  15. Adriano Mktg says:

    What are the steps to enter medical school in the United States? Here in Brazil for example when we finish high school we make the entrance exam the public universities here are very disputed because they are free have the private ones are very expensive … the universities there are paid? Do you have free universities? If I could make a video about it I would love to have curiosities..thank you

  16. Karen M says:

    Where do you go to talk to an "imaginary friend" if you're family members share the same room as you and they don't want you talking out loud? D: I

  17. Taz says:

    I have a serious question.
    I'm starting college in nyc next year and I am going the pre-med route. I know a couple of people who are already in med school or on the pre-med route. the thing is I heard that it's good for you get emt certification and work as an emt during your college years to boost your profile. I'm really curious about this. I know people who have done research, emt, and having really good mcat and gpa. It would be really cool if Jamie answered due to her living close to the city and possibly being able to relate to this. I am really conflicted on the whole emt vs non-emt. (this is also disregarding the fact that I need to do internships, research, hospital volunteering,etc.)


  18. MrLiledeglace says:

    you are only getting better at this! your personality shines through more and more. thank you for being a source of inspiration <3

  19. Zatché LaRay says:

    Love the new glasses! ✌🏻

  20. DiLLZGFX says:

    where do u get your songs from?

  21. Pigeon Morris says:

    your vlogging game has been upgraded !! love it

  22. Rosa Sanchez says:

    Could you explain what 'questions' are sorry if this sounds like a dumb question. Thank you

  23. helloitsbo says:

    this was the catalyst for me actually starting my exam revision ahh thank you so much :'D

  24. angelab292 says:

    Those glasses are super cute on you! 🤓

  25. Claudia Swoboda says:

    What highlighter are you using at 3:41? Was looking for them in the description box but dont think those are the ones 🙁 btw love your channel! <3

  26. Pejarukani Meroro says:

    Great tips! thank you))

  27. msCapri7777 says:

    Hello Jaimie, I will be going to med school. What did you minor in and what did you do to prepare for before you went to med school. Were you active in your school and community. I know they would like a volunteer work.if you answered this questions can you just direct me to the right videos. Thanks your new subscriber well kind of.

  28. timmy turner says:

    Flash cards work GREAT for me! Also highlighting ha! Nice video Jamie 👌🏻

  29. Lansay Ng says:

    I always love your videos, also loved the glasses!! 😳❤️

  30. Leslie says:

    WOW!! this was like you were talking straight to me because I have a full time job right now and I'm in college right now and I'm studying DNA replication in Bio right now and I needed some study tips, so thank you so so so much. You totally inspire me!!😘

  31. ALEX BÃJENARU says:

    Thank you so much! Your videos always motivate me to study:)

  32. Vanessa Florival says:

    Can you make a video on your experience taking Step?

  33. Mai Chan says:

    Always love your video! You keep me motivated socially and academically. Quick question – can you do a 50 fact about me video? Just a suggestion😊 good luck Jamie! Love you❣️

  34. Laudrey says:

    Hello Fresh is a Dutch brand now I feel proud lol

  35. idah says:

    Love the stirring with the butter knife <3

  36. Mariam Emad says:

    could you tell me please what is the best text books for first year medical school (anatomy, physiology, histology and biochemistry ) thnx in advance ……… love your channel

  37. eyyyS says:

    I'm planning to go to med school in the future and you are really inspiring! 😍 thank you

  38. Amanda and Rich Show says:

    I LOVE your iPad cover and i learn so much more by doing questions too! Practice questions all the way 🙂

  39. Carolina says:

    I've been using Anki a lot because you mentioned it before in one of your videos and I have been doing great on my tests!

  40. Erin Ashley says:

    When you say shelf exam do you mean your step?

  41. kiu yu says:

    Do you ever get student elbow from sitting and studying too long? I'm doing biomedical undergrad and I'm already having a mild form of this condition ) ; how does everyone survive med school physically?

  42. A says:

    I do "Hello Fresh" too! I usually alter the recipes they suggest and add a bit of my own to the dish. Love it! Useful for me to try since I'm studying culinary arts. Also your video's are getting better! <3

  43. NovelaCassandra Ramos says:

    I love your videos! You always get me thinking about what else I can do to better myself. you give amazing tips on how to progress in life! Thank you!

  44. Nada Lina says:

    okey listen i'm 3rd year medical student too…and seriously i have like 50 courses waiting my ass to study them !! so no!!! i have not all that time to listen to your life story !!
    please reply here with the 4 tips you mentioned in the title

  45. Parul Sharma says:

    bruh how are you so put together can I pls be u

  46. so stoked says:

    Finals this coming week, this was a big help focusing my approach! 🙂

  47. Bren B says:

    Your videos are awesome! What planner do you use to stay organized?? Can you please do a video!!?

  48. Milda Banaitytė says:

    Those new glasses really fit you! <3

  49. ola gornass says:

    which book/website do u use to study questions from ? in medical school we study different topics in a week , how can i search for question only for the topics that i studied for within a week?

  50. Nana Esi O. Nyarkoh says:

    I love your new glasses! 😍

  51. Josh says:

    Jesus loves you.

  52. Bea's World says:

    how many hours do u study in a day?

  53. Space Cat says:

    What's your prescription for your glasses?

  54. IantheXX013 says:

    i used to be a descent student. schedule and schedule used to help me and keep my brain cool. but a few incidents in my life tore me completely. i can't put things together like before. i m having a hard time couping with new me. or the devastation.
    unfortunately i don't have 'the best friend circle' type of people around me. so its getting more challenging. they don't understand and i don't trust them. trying to make a fresh thinking. and looking for help at the same time.

  55. Leela C. says:

    I can see that you're so compassionate!! Please think about going vegan by researching and asking yourself if you really want to support animal industries such as the dairy industry. I would love to provide with you with more information 🙂

  56. IJ Williams says:

    what happens if you don't pass shelf..?

  57. Mandy Whitworth says:

    Hi.I'm a student nurse in the UK and love your videos.very helpful. thanks

  58. crazynfreaky9.9 says:

    Those new glasses look really good on you! 🙂 What power are your lenses?

  59. TheHaveMoreFarm says:

    Hello!  I was curious…are all the med school text available for download onto my tablet or labtop yet?  Netters and the like? When I contemplated going to med school more than 10 years ago the books were not and lecture notes were still being taken each semester and copied for the whole class- at a price.  Thanks, lovely channel by the way! carney

  60. Tommy Martin says:

    Hey everyone! I am a friend of Jamie's and she said it was alright if i posted a link to one of my videos on some of hers to help some people out. This video I am giving away a free subscription to picmonic!!!! the drawing is December 26th check it out 🙂

  61. Calvin Newton says:


  62. Steve Chang says:

    Hi, I randomly stumbled across your channel and found it interesting and have been watching a few of your videos in a row now. You mentioned that doing practice questions helps you to learn more sometimes than reading the text. Would you have any recommendations on how a person may find the practice questions? Would you suggest perhaps googling or are there any books that you recommend buying? Thank you in advance!

  63. iamsalma says:

    what is your camera?

  64. Jia Halloran says:

    You said you see a lot of your "residents do [the listing tip] during your rotations" – does this mean you are an RA?

  65. Kekeland says:

    How old are you? By the way I love your videos and I just discovered your chanel

  66. Vaira V'Nathan says:

    Hi you <3 I don't know if I'll continue I'm in second grade now, but there is nothing motivating me. I don't have any passion for it. It ok+ interesting, but none of the subjects are giving me spraks. I don't know. As we all are hard workors, there isn't anything to say about that. I am well displined as well. It's just that every time I sit down and read, my mind is else where. And I don't even want to count how many precious hour I have lost of my life. My exam in neuro is coming up on wednesday. And…I'm not worried…which I don't know is a good thing, cause I really don't know enough..

    Advice? anyone? <3

  67. Valerie Hernandez says:

    thank you!❤️

  68. Rashad Robinson says:

    what under grad school did u go to

  69. Daniela Briano says:


  70. maha alaa says:

    I really love u!
    you're such an icon!
    dentistry student

  71. sisy phus says:

    4 Tips: 4:25

  72. Sakinah Othman says:

    Hey, I'm a huge fan of you and I've been watching your videos every time I'm studying. I'm currently am facing problems and I hope you would care to listen :), I'm a first year student studying Computer Science which is my dream to major in that course. I'm facing finals rn, and I just want to know how you get yourself back up and only focus on studying. Many people kept putting pressure on me saying that I HAVE to get 4.00 on my finals. Which is tbh not my main priority, I just want to learn my fav subject and ignoring others is a struggle for me. Anyways I love your vids and keep up the good work!

  73. ahmed zaki says:

    Thank really love it

  74. Lucia Brassart says:

    we students need more YouTubers like you.

  75. anjali Mishra says:

    could u be my friend

  76. ananta jindal says:

    loved ur glasses 😍

  77. Terry FR says:

    I love your videos! Im thinking of starting my pre-reqs for medical school but it's a tough decision with kids and I'm also 41! What planner/agenda do you use? I caught a glimpse of it on this video as you were talking about writing your priorities. Thanks!

  78. Infinite Knowledge says:

    After you highlight do you just reread it or make guides?

  79. Locd 77 says:

    I love her life!!! I'm a final year med student and my life is crazy. Def going to organize myself better with your tips. Thank you 🙂

  80. 100 k subscribers with no vidéo challenge says:

    who else is watching instead of studying😁😁😁😁✌✌✌✌✌

  81. Heavanmari3 says:

    Planning to be a cardiac surgeon

  82. Kathy Salazar says:

    thanks so much! As a grad student currently avoiding (lol) you've inspired me and now I'm excited to study! P.S Love your videos! just subbed 😀

  83. yohannes ferede says:

    One problem tho: I study for my human anatomy exam. My teacher's exams are mostly from lecture notes and what he talks about in class. I don't know where to find practice questions for concepts thought in this manner.

  84. Naomi Verghese says:

    literally binge watch all your videos every evening before studying ! love them all

  85. Lucy Huang says:

    hey, i work at that coffeeshop! you got a little clip of my coworker lol

  86. Ina garsoore says:

    Good luck sis
    Kises from Somalia 😍

  87. azharくん says:

    do you have any tips for talking out loud while studying?

  88. Laura Bartha says:

    Can you help me what camera do you use for your vlog? It makes very nice picture, but also seem to be mobile and easy to use. Thanks in advance!!

  89. F G says:

    Hi.i love your channel.could u please give some advices how it's better to master microbiology and pharmacology,what worked for u ?Thank you.have a great weekend and labor day!

  90. PB&J2163 says:

    I thought I was the only one that pretended someone was there when I take notes lol! I write notes like I'm talking to myself.

  91. Diana - says:

    Love this vlog! Just subscribed! In my second year of behavioural sciences!

  92. Myyoutubechannel says:

    Came across your VLOG I must say your great at studying when it comes to studying.. I need to know how to stay focused.. when I need to study.. what breaks up my studying is my work schedule I'm a 3 on and 3 off for work days.. when I work 3 days I loose focus of and can't stay focused to studying I'm on my days off.. if you can please help me with this thank you so much..

  93. Sara Alnuwaiser says:

    What question banks do you use when studying?

  94. Sehar Pant says:

    You kinda remind me of an Asian Halsey in the first few seconds of your vlog.

  95. Mati Kot says:

    How do you spread out your studying?

  96. Kalla Somall says:

    Normal level forward in that people or personalty human community putting speech exmaple Dr and nersing gourb

  97. Mera B. says:

    alguien q lo traduzca…

  98. Yashashree Khandare says:

    finally some non-vague study tips

  99. Rajesh Upadhyay says:

    I am destroyed myself

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