26 June I have approved everything What I do this summer?
The idea of this post arose when I read the questions of some students in the efficientlearning.org blog. It did not give credit which they saw my eyes¦ Somebody that has approved everything and asks how can take advantage of the summer? Please¦
In Spain summer vacations, those that become when finalizing the course, last between 8 and 12 weeks. This is words majors.
My university vacation passed mainly in the familiar floor of Madrid and the house of my grandparents, in a remote frontier town. It distributed my activities between wading in the swimming pool, reading novels and to review my works preferred in the guitar. I never reviewed Medicine in summer, except for the year that I had left pending the Cellular Biology of first course¦
Memory those summers in which, in the middle of an afternoon of heat and drowsiness, at the home of August, looked backwards, already without remembering since they had been the last days of examinations. And it looked forwards, and still it was long time so that the new course began. I do not exaggerate if I say that it felt to me as a happy navigator in the middle of the sea, without haste to return to port.
It has been spoken much of the negative effect that has a so long rest in the learning, mainly, of children and adolescents. In the case of a doctor or medical future, the continued formation is fundamental to avoid that our methods become obsolete. The daily study of a doctor does not consist of memorising ready in the style of a student, but rather of reading specialized magazines, reviewing concepts in selected monographs and to contemplate videos of experts (conferences, surgeries, etc).
HOW TO MAKE CONTINUED FORMATION BEING STUDENT
1. Thefirstmost importantpointand: it rests. You have passed 4-6 weeks of examinations, studying between 8 and 10 hours daily and confronting an examination after another one. It is important to spend some days completely remote of that type of activity.
It is recommended to completely rest of an activity doing something different, or something that you like much. In the case of the study, something completely different includes physical activity and movement; and to free of schedules and obligations. In this sense, to leave to some vacation visits programmed to a foreign city can add more stress than to suppose a rest¦
2. In an occasion a student asked to me how she could make not to forget the studied thing in the first course Medicine. My answer was that it would be to him impossible to remember everything what had had to memorise, and that in addition is not necessary to remember all the details of the Medical Genetics for the future (unless you know very clearly you are going to be an investigator in that field).
Therefore, if you want to review, I recommend to select the most basic material to you of your notes of each subject and to keep it in a separate folder (from computer or plastic), and that is the material that you can reread in the review sessions which you have planned. For example, of Anatomy you can select diagrams with the muscles of different corporal regions, as well as basic schemes of anatomy of surface of guts, vascular system, some cerebral cuts, but it flees from the details.
The review sessions would not have to last than 30 or 40 minutes followed more, that is the maximum time that usually holds our brain to total concentration.
3. You arecrazy? Foddernot to review. In agreement, it does not seem to me legitimate, I I reviewed either at my university time. But we are not deceived: the Medicine student usually is ratoncillo of library, somebody to that it likes the scent of the new books and that enjoys writing and making annotations. After 2 weeks of total leisure, of indolence under the sun and minimum intellectual, good looking activity what you want to that you throw a little except your routines of reading and concentration. Confess it! ð
If you want to maintain your agile brain, or to even gain capacity of understanding with a view to improving in the following course, I propose several activities to you:
- Posts of this blog reads all and imagines forms to start up the diverse methods that are spoken in him. Before conducting complex battles, in many cases, we have imagined what we were going to do. To beforehand make a mental route by the possible innovations in your study, discovering obstacles and solving them, is going to you to facilitate to start up technical new when the next school semester arrives.
- Lee to please. Mainly, if you do not have custom to read books or newspapers in your short whiles of leisure, he retakes the custom. In a group of 23 Medicine students who I had in the UAM, only 3 of them read regularly; only 1 of these students read books. In a 2015 put-analysis, Nakanishi (1) observed that the realised extensive reading during 1 year improved the capacity of reading understanding. If you never read, it buys a sport newspaper or a magazine of history, of computer science or what it desires to you. Itself you read the sport press, chooses a book for this summer: science fiction, romantic novel, mystery¦ It is not necessary to read philosophy nor the Quijote to benefit from the extensive reading, the one that becomes by benefit (the own reading of the study is denominated intensive).
- It begins to study a subject of the next course. Before you throw stones to me, an interjection: nothing to use a manual MIR. These manuals are useful to assimilate data with a view to overturning them in an examination, but they are very little attractive. If some of the subjects seems more interesting to you, chooses a book in your nearer public library or buys a monograph in your medical bookstore of reference. You choose the heaviest neither the more complete volume. It is more, I recommend to you that you choose the book that has more tables, photos or tables, within the basic ones. Why a book? perhaps, you ask yourself¦ Because it is not what you use habitually to prepare examinations. The books more are made than some notes, and can even contain histories that make more interesting the matter.
- Painting learns music//theater or anyone of the arts that always you wanted to learn and for that never you had time. You will continue exercising your mind, but in a scope different from the Medicine, and even so your mental capacities will benefit. It looks for actual intensive courses in your city, or follows videos of Youtube (there are many tutorials of musical instruments, manualidades, etc), or registers you to a gratuitous course online of many that exist nowadays in the network. In the Web of Central Class you can look for by categories and once and for all learn that discipline that always has interested to you.
- It studies languages. In Spain we see series and doubled films the Castilian, and that has located to us historically to the tail of the lingusticas abilities. If the English still resists to you, the moment has arrived for returning to enjoy your series and favorite films in its original language. If you want to review Medicine, and simultaneously to improve your English, a look throws to him to the platforms (of payment) Sketchy Medical and Pathoma, that contain great amount of videos of much quality on microbiology, anatomy, pharmacology and medical pathology.
AND ARE YOU, GOING TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND FORMATIVE EAST SUMMER? PONNOS the LONG TEETH AND UNDERNEATH speak at length YOU IN the COMMENTARIES OF ð
- Nakanishi, T. (2015). To extensive puts-analysis of reading research. TESOL Quarterly, 49(1), 6-37.