A Medical Student’s Routine

Right now we are taking a class where we study immunology, microbiology, cell biology, and biochemistry within a course. Plus, we have some other courses. Basically time is very precious. Below is a detailed look into my routine (this is exactly what happened  January 4th, 2016)

  1. Wake up at 5:15am, go back to sleep until 5:50am
  2. 6am: Get to the gym with my gym partner & fellow classmate Megan
    1. 20-30 minutes of HIIT or cardio on treadmill (I am training for a 5k – yay!), then either abs, arms, butt, or legs exercises – detailed workouts coming soon!
  3. 7:15 am: Shower on campus or head home along the whole 0.9 miles away to wash up and change clothes. That mile long drive always gets to me. JK – I live close on purpose.
  4. 7:45 am: Eat food from the school cafe, drink 2 glasses of WATER, drink my Celsius pre-workout drink, interact on social media, check emails, and relax for 10 or so minutes before 8 am class begins. If it is a really really good day, I will read over the slides diligently before the teacher begins.
  5. 8 am sharp: class. uneventful. highlight. take notes. outline. take clicker quizzes. learn!
  6. During class breaks: check emails, respond, interact on social media, think about post for later today, text back everyone I ignored during class, go to the bathroom, I write down everything in a notebook, then drink WATER!
  7. Class ends around 4pm!
  8. 4pm – 5pm take a nap, eat, drink WATER – simultaneously!
  9. 5:30 maximum – I must start studying by this time or I am off track
  10. 5:30 – 11pm – study study study – take breaks every 45 minutes and use a 50 minute youtube timer. I use this one. & only this one.
    1. Take 10 minute breaks and either start writing blog entry, get up for WATER, eat a snack, or engage on social media
  11. 11pm – 12am: focus on blog, professional emails, connections, club responsibilities, call family, love my boyfriend
  12. Take half a melatonin 6mg if necessary, pray, and sleep !

There you have it – the 10 or so steps (well 12…) I follow everyday to get ahead. This is a weekday schedule. The weekends are better study days. Especially if a big Alabama football game is coming on later – I push myself to study. I am hoping my grades will improve also with this new schedule. I want all As! 2016 is mine.

What do you like to do to schedule in health, spirituality, relationships, family, and fun while trying to become the best professional you can be? Comment below! Happy first Monday of the year.

6 thoughts on “A Medical Student’s Routine

  1. when will you be adding in the details about your workout?
    I find myself exhausted and sleepy throughout the day any ideas with that
    my schedule
    6:30 wake

    pushups like 100 traps and regular
    then go shower and eat take multi vitamans etc..wash dishes
    study some more class by 8
    lunch break make lunch then head back to class
    im first year MD student were usally done by 1 if not 3
    done by one head home take a 15 minute nap
    2pm study
    3pm have a snack
    study till 6:30
    6:30 grab dinner
    after dinner study till 11:00
    11-11:30 pray
    bed by 11:40

    i constantly feel tired please help

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