I remember when I was applying for medical school I would try to find blogs or YouTube videos of medical students to get a glimpse of what a day in their life looked like. Now that I have the privilege of being a second-year medical student I thought that I would share a typical day in my life as a first year for those of you starting out!
6:00 AM: Wake up, make my bed, brush my teeth, and brew some coffee.
6:30 AM-9:30 AM: Review material from the week. So nice to have that fresh brain!
9:30 AM-10:00 AM: Make breakfast, take a walk, and brain break from studying.
10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Review OMM (osteopathic manipulative manipulation). We had a practical and exam every month so I liked to keep on top of those lectures.
12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Gym time! I used to go to the gym in the mornings but I realized I would get exhausted earlier in the day. Modify your schedule until it fits YOU perfectly!
1:00 PM-2:00 PM: Shower, lunch, and a second cup of coffee (hmm… coffee).
2:00 PM-6:00 PM: Watch and take notes on new lectures posted for the day.
6:00 PM-7:00 PM: Dinner, watch a show, unwind (p.s. this was my favorite part of the night).
7:00 PM-9:00 PM: I liked to use a few hours to do some leisure board prep.
9:00 PM-9:30 PM: Finally…Bed time (anyone else track their REM sleep??).
As you can see my days consisted of studying, eating, and taking tons of breaks! I tried to take a few days off from the gym to let my muscles rest and those are the times when I would go grocery shopping or running errands. I also got away with a few Instagram posts and blogging when I felt inspired!
What does your typical day in medical school look like?