Time Management: Path to becoming a doctor

Most students don’t realize the importance of time management. Lets take a look at how most people forget this paramount concept.
When you were born, you subconsciously demanded what you wanted from your parents. As a neonate, you cried excessively until your needs are met, regardless of what the conditions are. if you wanted to eat, you demanded it, if you needed your diapers changed you cried until it was done, if you are running a fever, you cried until the doctor did something about it, which means you never procrastinated.
So why have most people evolved over their growth phase into people with procrastinating attitudes? Well the answer to that question lies in the fact that somewhere along the way, we lost the passion and drive we were born with and started making decisions based on how we want others to view us or try to fit in with other peoples agenda and then we make excuses daily for our lack of progress. If you want to take control over your life, its all about choices.

Making choices is what we do daily. we chose to wake up and go to classes, chose to go dinner with friends, chose to eat, choose to study, choose our friends, chose our what we eat and drink. So why don’t we make choices about TIME? well, its because no one emphasized the concept to us. when they say time is money, its true, but a few of us understand it. TIME is the most expensive currency in the universe, but because we cannot see it, we lose track of it, we can only retrospectively approach it to gauge our progress in life. It then reminds us of how far of our goals we have derailed or how good we are at maintaining pursuing our purpose.
Now, this is NOT by the stretch of the imagination, easy to do. At the same time, it is a simple thing. How does this apply to medicine, one may ask?
Becoming a physician is by far one of the longest training you will ever have, it is so long some do not even want to think of it. But the rewards are so great that no one can imagine except you (the physician).
On your journey to becoming a doctor, I want you to keep track of your time. You cannot manage TIME but you can only manage yourself and the choices you make. Start making right choices today. Here are some tips.
1. Before you begin your day, start with a plan of what you want to accomplish today.
2. Write all your plans on a piece of paper or your phone to do list.
3. Set your tasks in priority from the most important to the least important.
4. Check them off as you go.
5. At the end of the day see how much you got done.
This is the beginning of how you can manage yourself. Try this for 30 days and it will become a habit. Till next time. We will talk about more tips
Dr. Adeleke Adesina, DO
Emergency Medicine Resident

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Should I go to Caribbean Medical schools?

So I have applied to US medical schools and did not get in? what should I do now?

1. Should I keep reapplying for the 6th time to US medical schools?

2. Should I go the Caribbean and get my degree?
3. Should I quit?
Well, if you truly want to fulfill your dreams of becoming a physician, option 3 should not be on your mind, no matter how discouraging it is.
Many US grads are opting for the route but you must be very careful and do extensive research before going to a carribean medical school.
Here are some important facts.
1. Know the pros and cons first!
2. Research the medical schools very well!
3. If a school will accept your GPA only and ignore MCAT scores, you should be weary. That shows a low standard of acceptance. Which means they accept everyone and screen out poor candidates during the coursework which means if you fail out, you are stuck with thousands of dollars in debt!
4. Make sure the Medical school is properly accredited.
5. It could cost less or more depending on which schools you go to. Always add the cost of flying , etc.
6. It is very important that you go a school that has good affiliations with US hospitals what will allow you to rotate in your 3rd and 4th year of medical school.
7. Visit the schools before committing to go there. Talk to the students.
8. IMPORTANT: MATCHING INTO YOUR RESIDENCY OF CHOICE is the most important part of your medical career. Matching into residency is getting tougher yearly as
students are raising the bar and doing exceptionally well on the USMLE exam. If you decide to go the Caribbean islands, you must be willing to work 3 times as hard when it comes to matching into residency. It is not going to be an easy process. Few students match into TOP medical and surgical specialty in the US and if you want to go into the EROADS specialties *Emergency medicine/Ear, nose and throat surgery, radiology, ophthalmology, Anesthesia, Dermatology and surgery”, you must be an exceptional student but it is NOT IMPOSSIBLE.
9. Know the match rate for the medical school!

Here are some of the well recognized offshore medical schools

Medical Schools in the Caribbean: Ross University School of Medicine – Dominica, West Indies
Ross University School of Medicine was established over thirty years ago, since then, they have graduated thousands of MDs who have gone on to successful careers in the United States. Graduates of Ross report passing U.S. licensing exams and obtaining medical residencies successfully.
Administrative Offices Contact Info:
Ross University
630 US Highway 1
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Ross University School of Medicine
PO Box 266
Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies

Medical Schools in the Caribbean: St. Georges Medical School – Grenada, West Indies
St. Georges is a reputable medical school that works in conjunction with the United States and Great Britain to ensure graduates meet all medical requirements to become an M.D. St. Georges School of Medicine residency programs are approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or their British equivalents. The school also has additional accreditations and approvals.
One caveat to education at St. Georges Medical School is that the final two years of education are completed at hospitals and Clinical Centers in the United
States or Great Britain.
St. Georges Medical School Office of Admission
c/o The North American Correspondent
University Support Services, LLC
One East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706-8399
US/Canada Toll-Free: 1 (800) 899-6337 ext. 280
St. George’s University
University Centre
Grenada, West Indies
Medical Schools in the Caribbean: American University of the Caribbean at St. Maarten
American University of the Caribbean expects excellent in their students’ education, patient care, and community. AUC accepts only highly qualified students they feel can make successfully complete the rigorous coursework, which is modeled after continental U.S. medical schools.
American University of the Caribbean is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Colleges of Medicine (ACCM). Students of the University are eligible to sit for the USMLE and become active members of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA).
Graduates of AUC have successfully obtained licensure and residency in the United States.
Administrative Offices Contact Info:
Medical Education Administrative Services (MEAS)
901 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite 700
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Telephone: 305.446.0600
Fax: 305.444.6791
Toll-Free: 866.DR2B.AUC (866- 372-2282)
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Basic Medical Science Campus
1 University Drive at Jordan Road
Cupecoy, St. Maarten, N.A.

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