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Personal And Professional Development

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Medical School can often be seen as a very busy time. However, it is very important to balance studying with your own personal and professional development. The skills and knowledge acquired from these activities is what sets you apart from other medical students and gives you your uniqueness, when it comes to applying for training and jobs later on.

The list below gives you some ideas (but is not meant to be exhaustive) as to how you can develop these personal and professional development skills:

 

 

Finally...

As Medical School can be quite a pressurized, competitive environment, it is advisable that you do not look on the above list and feel that you have to do everything! If you choose to do just a few of the above, particularly if you concentrate on the areas that largely interest you, then you are likely to feel a greater sense of achievement.

Next: Read our case-studies for examples of how to make the most out of your medical school years:

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