So Your Journey Begins

Congratulations on meeting your offer, you are now officially a medical student! It is such an achievement and something to be so proud of. Well done!

I will never forget the joy I felt when I found out that I got into medical school. The feeling is truly indescribable and I just couldn’t believe it! However this excitement was short lived as the reality of medical school hit me. I started thinking about the hard work, the long hours and all the exams that I’d have to sit. I began questioning my ability to make it through the year BEFORE I had even started! All of this negative thinking made me anxious and set me up for a rocky start. If I could go back to the start of my first year here are some things that I would have changed to better prepare myself for the transition.

Have a positive mindset and be excited!